Dr. Sabatino Bianco of Bianco Brain and Spine in Arlington stopped by the Pain Free Radio studios to talk about sports and brain injuries.
In recent years more has become understood about the long-term effects of repeated concussions and a conversation has started about how best to minimize that risk.
In this first segment, Dr. Bianco discusses injuries that happen to the brain and how to brain responds to trauma.
The next segment took on the issue of declining sports participation due to fear of injury. Dr. Bianco argues that the benefits outweigh the risks for a child interested in playing sports.
In the final segment, Dr. Bianco discusses the public’s perception of sports injuries, especially brain injuries. He believes the way it is being framed by the public and in the media is inaccurate and overstates the issues at hand.