Soccer related brain injuries
By : Evam kORTZ
Term #1: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Term #2: Concussion
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with cognition.
Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. These injuries can cause a loss of consciousness, but most concussions do not. Because of this, some people have concussions and don't realize it.
Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport, such as football or soccer. But every concussion injures your brain to some extent. This injury needs time and rest to heal properly. Most concussions are mild, and people usually recover fully.