Concussions Affect the Spine

The concussions in sports conversation will surely be brought up again as football season starts.   Most of the discussion is about the affects on the brain.  As a spine surgeon, I made a video to further the discussion as the spine and neck are also affected by the forces that cause concussions.


  • Elkin BS, Elliott JM, Siegmund GP. Whiplash Injury or Concussion? A Possible Biomechanical Explanation for Concussion Symptoms in Some Individuals Following a Rear-End Collision. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Oct;46(10):874-885. PubMed PMID: 27690834

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