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It's no secret to my family, my patients, or fellow Eagles fans, that I'm a huge football fan. I'm also a neurosurgeon with a special interest in concussions and football injuries. That's why I'm pleased to be a regular guest on WBCB's Pro Football Report with Merrill Reese.
It provides an opportunity to reach a large audience of Eagles fans like me and give medical insights into what football injury reports actually mean as well as to discuss high school sports.
In this recent interview with Merril he asked me about the long term effects of concussions. This is a serious problem with amateur and professional athletes. In particular it seems to affect football, hockey, and rugby players. Listen to the podcast below.
Merrill Reese - Dr. Shah we're living in an age now where people know more and more about head injuries and the long-term effects of repeated concussions. What are these effects?
Dr. Shah - Well that is a difficult answer to explain. While it is obvious that multiple concussions will result in some form of brain injury it is controversial whether it leads to dementia or other neural degenerative problems. What we do know is that multiple repetitive concussions while you are still healing from other concussions are dangerous for the brain. So you need to stay out and stay safe while you are healing from a concussion.
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