Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar never thought about the consequences of the helmet-rattling hits he absorbed while throwing touchdown passes and raising Super Bowl hopes at old Municipal Stadium.
But for the past decade, Kosar has spent sleepless, fitful nights dealing with the painful effects of at least a dozen documented concussions during a 13-year NFL career. There have been headaches, insomnia, slurred speech and persistent ringing and buzzing in his ears.
The 49-year-old had searched unsuccessfully for lasting relief until recently finding it courtesy of a Florida-based doctor who he says is helping reverse the effects of his brain trauma.
Kosar held a news conference Thursday in Middleburg Heights touting the “groundbreaking” work of Dr. Rick Sponaugle, who has been treating the Pro Bowl quarterback for about a month.
Go on and take a look at this article. Do you know what you will find? Not a single bit of science in it, no evidence, no credibility, not even a HINT of what kind of treatment this is or what it does. If that’s not a red flag for quackery, I don’t know what is. Part of the article notes, “Sponaugle[...]reportedly has admitted to administering treatment for publicity in the past.” I wonder what that was all about.
The only detail about the treatment is this: “Over the past month, he has received about 15 treatments, each lasting about two hours.” Wonder how much it costs…hmm.
Sponaugle also says he “works with” Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis patients and has treated about 20 former and current NFL players.
Observations: What is the treatment? Where is the science? (There isn’t any or this would not be a secret treatment). Isn’t it convenient that these sports celebrities are his clients? This comes on the heels of the disclosure that football players suffer serious brain injuries in their careers. What kind of treatment could it be that reverses brain injuries? Why does this news article read like a promotion for Sponaugle. Let’s look at who this guy is…
Here is Dr. Sponaugle’s web site: Florida Detox.
Along with the Kosar endorsement, the scrolling ad banner at the top reads, “Integrative Physician And Brain Expert Dr Rick Sponaugle Suspects Mold Toxicity And Lyme Disease A Factor In Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza”.
I have personally treated over 2,000 patients, who because of rage issues, were previously misdiagnosed by Psychiatrists as having a genetic Bipolar disorder, when in fact, their rage issues were caused by a brain full of toxins. The majority of these patients suffered from a combination of severe Mold toxicity and Neuro-Lyme disease, in addition to a Bartonella co-infection.
Yep, the same crap spouted by Somers in the piece we just posted before this. I swear that was a total coincidence.
I can hardly take anymore of this complete bullshit today.
Tip: Todd Stonewall