Essay on Concussions And Concussions : Concussions

1673 Words Jan 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Concussions are one of the most serious, yet overlooked injuries in the world. The term concussion is defined as a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. Injuries like these can cause a loss of consciousness, however most concussions do not. This makes concussions especially dangerous because some people have concussions and don 't realize it. This type of traumatic brain injury contains many symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears, sensitivity in light or noise, concentration or memory problems, and so much more.
My group for this concussion study was mainly concerned with the total number of concussions in the school and the role helmets play in our area. We expected concussions to be more common in contact sports such as football and hockey and less frequent in athletic activities like cross country and swimming. Although concussions occurring outside athletic activity aren’t as typical, our group predicted to see some. We based this prediction on the fact that falls are the leading cause of concussions. Even though they’re the most common source of the injury, my group only figured there to be a few because these falls most frequently appear in children and older adults rather than high school…

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