Earlier this month, media went gung-ho over a Frontline report on the long term health risks of Concussion and Head Injuries in Football leading to speculations whether these are connected to the plight of former NFL stars who face a range of issues in retirement which include depression, suicidal impulses, Alzheimer’s disease or the neurodegenerative condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The recently released Will Smith starred movie “Concussion,” has been an eye opener on how football head injuries and its overlapping effects on the brain is a persistent reality in today’s extreme sports.
Another related study of former NFL players which was published this week by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows the bigger risk in brain development for players who played tackle football between the ages 10 – 12 than those who started playing later. This study is the first of its kind to show an association between early exposure to repetitive head impacts and structural brain changes later in life. They were more likely to struggle with fundamental cognitive function like memory, reasoning and planning as well as face “clinically-meaningful depression” in their later formative years.
According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the amount of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old has doubled and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. Cumulative sports concussions have shown to increase the likelihood of catastrophic head injury leading to permanent neurologic disability by 39 percent.
In today’s world of extreme sports (Football, Ice hockey, Wrestling, Martial arts & Boxing), NCR therapy or NeuroCranialRestructuring is a specifically proven approach to treating and healing most after effects of concussion and head injuries. In these sports each time the skull receives a physical blow to the skull, the sutures in cranial bone joints tighten and put pressure on the brain. The skull distorts, which in turn distorts the spine, pelvis, legs and feet, producing anything from minor dysfunction to great pain. NCR® works by moving the sphenoid bone, the foundation for all the other bones in the head. When the sphenoid is off, so is everything else. When the sphenoid is properly balanced, everything else can be optimized too.
With NCR, the cranial bones relax, returning to their originally design and shape, allowing the brain to fully expand. With the head properly shaped and positioned, the spine naturally returns to its optimal shape and function. Muscular tension disappears because it is no longer required for stability. Flexibility and ease of movement return. Increased energy and a profound sense of well being arise.
Patients have experienced steady improvements in their head pressure conditions with every successive NCR therapy which according to them went beyond just physical relief, in a miraculous way it improved their mental and emotional state.
For individuals who are suffering from the side effects of long term concussion and head injuries, NeuroCranialRestructuring is the only therapy that can provide permanent healing as is evident from the lives of more than 60,000 patients treated worldwide.