Concussions in Sports
What are the effect of concussions, how do we prevent them?
What is a concussion?
Ways to get Concussions
Football-Helmet to Helmet, Hitting head on the ground hard, helmet being too loose
Soccer- Getting kicked in the head, head the ball wrong at a high speed.
Any hard contact to the head can cause a concussion.
How do concussions affect our everyday life?
Daily migraines, a very painful headache caused by long lasting concussions.
Memory loss, losing some short term this you need to memorise, also this will affect your concentration and how you handle your self.
Also long term concussions may cause you to feel nauseous and sick.
You may also have trouble sleeping later on in life.
61% of current and former nfl player say that they had one and were not sidelined
31% said they suffered from 3 or more, 15% said 5 or more
28% have neck arthritis, 31% have bad memory
16% had trouble dressing themselves, 11% had trouble feeding
8 got alzheimers
In the 2010 season, from preseason to week 8, there were 154 concussions- which is 21% more than the 2009 season and 34% more than the 2008 season
sports science did an experiment and on an impact lasting just about .015 seconds, 100 G’s of force is exerted
Equivalent to getting smashed in the head by a sledgehammer
Average number of days player is out has doubled- 4.73
Wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboards etc.
Teach proper technique in how to do certain skills in sports involving your head.
Make sure safety equipment fits properly.
Play smart keeping others and yourself safe.
Wear latest technology in helmets making concussion more preventable.
Wear headgear to ensure you don’t get a concussion
Wear proper gear
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