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Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. on Using an Integrative Approach in Sports Medicine Having served as a team physician for the U.S Olympic team and currently serving as Medical Director for Red Bull North America as well as team physician for Oracle Team USA, Dr. Bray knows a thing or two about treating some of...
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Actress Jennifer Grey has been dancing for most of her life, even long before her breakout role in Dirty Dancing and appearance on Dancing With the Stars. Unfortunately, she had also been dealing with neck pain for most of her life. Jennifer first suffered from a neck injury sustained in a car accident, the pain...
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Athletes try to play through injuries all the time, some more serious than others, but the question has always lingered: is it safe? In the article above, Dr. Bray weighs in. For minor injuries, the most dangerous aspect of playing through the pain is the potential damage to other joints and ligaments surrounding the injured...
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In 2007, professional Mountain Biker Aaron Chase fell off an elevated walkway while competing in a contest and crushed his L1 vertebrae, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. The resulting surgery left him in chronic back pain for seven years due to a piece of ill-fitting metal hardware installed in his spine. When Aaron went to see...
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In 2008, Brad Walker was already the U.S. record holder in pole vaulting and within inches of the world record. While competing in the Olympic Beijing Games, Brad’s pole snapped and he fell onto the hard track from 20 feet in the air. He had torn a disc in his spine.
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Trials cyclist Danny MacAskill was on the brink of taking his already amazing career to new heights when he was given an unenviable choice. Danny was about to begin work on a new Red Bull film, Imaginate, but his back was in constant pain and his knee was at 50% strength. After being sent to...
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Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Cielestia Calbay was a contributing author to Competitor Magazine when she was sidelined from running with her first serious sports injuries. The inability to run was devastating but what made it worse was being unable to identify what was wrong and how to fix it....
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Freestyle skier Kaya Turski suffered from debilitating headaches for more than 15 months. For nearly a year, she tried to cope with the constant pain radiating from behind her eyes but the pain became so severe that she couldn’t focus on the course. Finally pushed to the point of seeking help, Red Bull sent her...
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