Concussions

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Define Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions.

Effects are usually temporary but can include headache and problems with concentration.

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Causes of a concussion

Playing contact sports, such as football ,ice hockey or boxing.

Batting and running bases in baseball or softball.

Riding horses.

Car accidents.

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Signs & symptoms of a concussion & danger signs & symptoms

  • poor memory.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea.
  • Inability to speak.
  • Headache.
  • The person passed out and can t be woken.
  • The person has seizures.

Long-term effects

The effects of traumatic brain injury can be profound.

For many people with severe traumatic brain injuries long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence.

People who get repeated head injuries can have permanent brain damage.

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Recovery

Recovery can be seen month,and even years after the initial injury.

Usually mean rest , it also means following doctors advice on the thing you can.

duration of coma.

you need to give it time to get better.

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Returning to school

Ask your health care professional when it save to drive a car ,ride a bike ,or use heavy equipment.

Take only the drugs your health care professional has approved.

Don t rush back to daily activities such as work or school.

Returning to sports

Evaluation by a a licensed health care professional.

Avoid doing anything that could cause another blow or dolt head .

Not be experiencing concussion symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours.

Safely & prevention

  • Wear a helmet when participating in contact sports.
  • Wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drug.
  • practice good sports at all times.
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Data and Statistics

In the u.s more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury.

Head impacts and concussions caused by contact sports are quickly growing epidemic among young athletes.

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