HEALING OFF THE FIELD
Repeated impacts to the head incurred by athletes has resulted in a serious increase in traumatic brain injuries in athletes of all ages and skill levels. CNS is proud to be leading the charge to address the long term effects of these hits.
A body of medical research continues to link the repetitive head injuries incurred by football players with lasting brain damage, and CNS is proud to be contributing to that research. Since the National Football League agreed to compensate for the care and treatment of its retired players, CNS has conducted imaging scans and neurobehavioral evaluation with a number of these former players.
Currently, CNS is studying the efficacy of using Human Growth Hormone to treat traumatic brain injuries in former NFL players. Growing awareness of concussions and repetitive head injuries have led researchers to explore ways to reverse the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Among these treatments is human growth hormone replacement therapy (HGHRT).
While the study relies on former NFL players to explore the efficacy of HGHRT, the implications we discover are applicable to a wide range of athletes suffering from a TBI. In fact, research suggests that female soccer players between the ages of 9 and 12 are the fastest growing demographic of athletes impacted by TBIs.
Your support is far-reaching and could change how we treat mild to moderate TBIs in athletes at all levels.