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Dec 10, 2018 · Defining Concussions in Concussion

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by mechanical forces to the body or head that transmits to the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but 90% do not.  It is important to identify concussions and provide your brain the proper time to heal.

Dec 3, 2018 · King Devick concussion test in association with Mayo Clinic in Concussion

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The King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic is a quick, accurate and objective concussion screening tool that can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses and medical professionals. The K-D Test is a two-minute rapid number naming assessment in which an individual quickly reads aloud single digit numbers and evaluates impairments of eye movements, attention and language function. If there is any delay compared to an individual’s baseline time, the athlete is removed from play until seen and released by a medial provider specializing in concussions.

 

 

Nov 26, 2018 · Concussion Risks and Prevention in Concussion

2018-11-08-CoachingConcussions cannot be completely prevented but the risk of any injury can be minimized by the coaching of sound fundamental techniques in all sports. Correctly wearing well-maintained protective headgear during sports and other recreational activities can help reduce the risk of skull fractures and lacerations but none have been found to reduce concussions.

 

Nov 19, 2018 · Concussion Symptoms and Treatment in Concussion

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The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Common symptoms after a concussive traumatic brain injury are headache, loss of memory (amnesia) and confusion. An athlete with a suspected concussion should not return to play until he or she has been medically evaluated by a health care professional trained in evaluating and managing concussions. Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation for diagnosis and management of concussions that includes specialist from Neurology, Neuropsychology, Audiology and others as needed.