Concussion

By: Joseph York

Definition

A concussion is temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head.

Treatment

Field Treatment - Discontinue any physical activity and allow individual to rest. Can give Tylenol or other pain relievers or headache pain medications to relieve pain and symptoms.

Hospital Treatment - There is no real hospitable procedures for treatment, unless symptoms are extremely severe. Rehabilitation may be suggested by a physician.

Prevention

There is no sure way of preventing a concussion; however, wearing the correct protective equipment and wearing it correctly may help to prevent a concussion.

Statistics

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