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Confused by Concussions?

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There’s been a lot of talk about concussions lately and there’s a ton of information to get confused about. Every athlete takes a shot in the head at some point and it’s important to know what’s going on and how to deal with it before getting back to competing.

For example, could heading the ball in soccer lead to degenerative brain disease, like that seen in athletes of other contact sports; boxing – MMA? The January issue of Neurosurgery discusses this topic and others.

So take the time to get some baseline information and become aware of what’s happening to you when you get hit in the head and how to handle it so you avoid long term damage.

SportsConcussions.org explains: “a concussion is a brain injury that can occur in any sport. The good news is most of them heal within a short period of time, like any other sports-related injury.  But what makes concussions unique is that they are invisible and it’s hard to know exactly when an injured brain has completely healed. So take all the time you need, and be patient.  It’s not worth the risk.”

These sites are full of great information but If you’re looking for a brief and very informative explanation about concussions just watch and listen to Dr. Mike’s Visual Lecture below. It’s one of my favorite sites!

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Written by Roger

January 15, 2012 at 9:46 PM

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