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Burners recur frequently. One study of college football players found that 87 percent had a recurrence.1 Another study found that of 36 athletes with neck injuries causing time loss from sports participation (most symptoms were consistent with burners), 15 (42 percent) experienced subsequent neck injuries.29
The risk of permanent nerve injury from recurrent burners has not been determined. In light of the high incidence of burners, this risk appears to be low. However, burners can clearly lead to a chronic syndrome that limits athletic participation.7LINK
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GordonG wrote:However, burners can clearly lead to a chronic syndrome that limits athletic participation.7LINK
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Alphonso3 wrote: I am in the camp that was horrified when the Giants made him our top pick. All I could think of is, " Rocky Thompson."Now, I am more certain than ever that, like Rocky, he will never contribute in a positive, meaningful way to the Giants.For his own sake, and to minimize diversions to the team, he should take his money and retire.Wasting a number one draft pick often takes years to recover from. Reese should carry this scar forever. Unfortunately, he may have wasted another in our non-practicing, track star from LSU.I don't think a team can get lucky enough ( lower in the draft; signing street FA's, etc ) to overcome 2 such blatant failures in a period of three years. To do so, we need about 3 more " Victor Cruz " type signings, at different positions. See any?
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Tupperlake wrote: He is supposed to be thoroughly tested again next week. With his neck problems, I wouldn't be that surprised if he retires after getting the results. For his sake, I hope he does. It is a sad ending but as Gordon mentioned, he did sign for a few million and that should help his transition away from playing football.
Posted: 7/30/2014 11:16 AM
Fox1308 wrote: Tupperlake wrote: He is supposed to be thoroughly tested again next week. With his neck problems, I wouldn't be that surprised if he retires after getting the results. For his sake, I hope he does. It is a sad ending but as Gordon mentioned, he did sign for a few million and that should help his transition away from playing football.Agreed. I really do not care about whether or not he can help the Giants. He needs to think about the rest of his life, and realize that the risk is just not worth it. He is 23! So much of life is ahead of him. Bets of luck to DW in making an informed decision.
Posted: 7/30/2014 12:14 PM
A “stinger” or “burner” is actually an injury to a group of nerves known as the brachial plexus that include the nerve roots extending from spinal vertebrae C5 and continuing through T1. These nerve roots originate from the spinal cord and branch out from the spinal cord at the levels of the various vertebrae (i.e., C5 is at the level of the 5th cervical vertebrae).
The individual nerve roots from C5 through T1 converge to form the brachial plexus as they move from the neck into the shoulder. Although they converge into a tight bundle above the shoulder, they diverge into separate nerve branches as they travel down the arm.
Each individual nerve root is responsible to innervate different muscles of the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand and innervate different dermatome (skin surface areas) patterns. Injuries to individual nerve roots will result in associated deficits to the muscles and/or dermatome patterns that they innervate. However, injury to the brachial plexus may result in symptoms that affect the entire arm rather than just one portion.
The goal during the immediate assessment of the athlete with a suspected brachial plexus injury is to determine if the athlete has a spinal cord injury or a brachial plexus stinger. The primary difference is that a spinal cord injury will affect both the right and left side of the athlete equally whereas a brachial plexus stinger affects only one side of the body. If there is any doubt about the specific injury, the athlete should be immediately stabilized on the field and emergency medical services called.
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Good teams rely on their stars,Great teams rely on each other.
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