The Q-Collar TBI Prevention Device Gets FDA Approval
March 04, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Q-Collar advertises itself as “an added layer of the protection against repeated sports-related impacts”. It represents a revolutionary device that helps reduce the movement of the brain on impact. If the brain moves less then presumably there is less chance of concussion or TBI occurring.
The collar looks like a padded headband that is worn around the neck with the open section at the throat. It is currently for sale in Canada.
The company says that “the Q-Collar helps stabilize the brain by applying light pressure to the jugular veins. This pressure slightly increases blood volume inside the skull and helps reduce the brain’s movement-which is the primary cause of brain injuries. In doing so, the Q-Collar helps protect the brain from sports-related impacts.”
In America, the FDA has approved this device for use in athletes 13 and older and can be used in soccer, football, and other high-impact sports. It is available over the counter.
The approval is based on 7 years of research and a reported $20 million of funding spent on the development of the collar. Studies included one that followed changes in brain structure between high school football players who wore the collar versus those who didn’t. All participants in the studies were over the age of 13.
The brains of the study subjects were examined with advanced imaging techniques which allowed the doctors to track changes in the brains of almost 300 study participants. The results were remarkable. Almost 75% of the no-collar group had changes in the deep structures of their brains, while only 23% of the collar group had the same changes.
The Q-Collar research does NOT show it prevents concussion or serious head injury. It should not replace helmets or other protective equipment, nor should safe play rules be dropped. Brain injury in sport is a major source of TBI and concussion in youth and young adults and can lead to life-long functional and cognitive decline.
Repeated micro-tears in the brain’s structure have been shown to lead to damage, and once a concussion is sustained further concussions will happen more easily with symptoms that last longer. Repeated concussion is linked to degenerative brain diseases.
A significant brain injury can be debilitating resulting in your inability to continue working and require lifelong medical and rehab assistance. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury as the result of an accident contact us. Our experienced personal injury team can help you and understand your need to earn an income and your need for security and long-term care.
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