Sports-Related Concussions: Tackling a Growing Trend

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Schools, counties, states, and athletic organizations are paying attention to the dangers of concussions and taking steps to mitigate them. A concussion results from a direct blow to the head, neck, or body in which impulsive forces are transmitted to the brain. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that may or may not result in loss of consciousness. The injury causes functional rather than structural damage to the brain. Injury is due to acceleration-deceleration and rotational forces to the brain. The head is either thrown backward (acceleration) or forward (deceleration), causing injury. The brain also may rotate inside the skull, causing further damage. Some clinicians feel there is mounting evidence that concussions can cause long-term problems and permanent brain injury, including cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, personality changes, and even dementia. Healthcare providers can do much to inform the public and patients about the dangers of concussions.

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Schools, counties, states, and athletic organizations are paying attention to the dangers of concussions and taking steps to mitigate them. A concussion results from a direct blow to the head, neck, or body in which impulsive forces are transmitted to the brain. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that may or may not result in loss of consciousness. The injury causes functional rather than structural damage to the brain. Injury is due to acceleration-deceleration and rotational forces to the brain. The head is either thrown backward (acceleration) or forward (deceleration), causing injury. The brain also may rotate inside the skull, causing further damage. Some clinicians feel there is mounting evidence that concussions can cause long-term problems and permanent brain injury, including cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, personality changes, and even dementia. Healthcare providers can do much to inform the public and patients about the dangers of concussions.

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