Essay On Concussions In Sports

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Concussions and brain injuries caused by sports related accidents are things that happen all the time, and they do not seem like threatening things, but they are extremely dangerous to student athletes’ health. The most common sports that produce concussions are soccer, football, and equine related sports. If a person receives multiple concussions they can have major effects on the student’s health and education. Concussions can have effects on the student’s academic performance and it can keep them out of school for weeks. Sports related concussions account for thirteen percent of injuries among high school students (Pro Sports: An Overview). That is quite a bit. Concussions are so easy to get, but very hard to get rid of. Sports related concussions can be easily prevented and should not be taken lightly; athletes need to get serious to prevent them from occurring. A concussion is a mildly traumatic brain injury caused by blunt force to the head. Concussions can happen due to automobile accidents, falls, and sports. Some of the symptoms of a concussion are dizziness, fatigue, headaches, sensitivity to light, and forgetfulness. The best way to treat them is to stay away from electronics, music, television, …show more content…
They do not have a test to administer. There is no way to tell for sure, so doctors can only assume based on the symptoms that the patient has a concussion. There is research being done still to come up with a test to administer that way concussions can be ruled out as the injury instead of any other detrimental brain damage. Fewer than 25% of people that were diagnosed with concussions used the nationally recognized guidelines and only 25% of coaches and trainers recognized that it takes a longer amount of time for younger athletes to recover than adults (York). It is thought to be this way due to the lack of information put out there by physicians and healthcare

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