Concussions despite being mild or severe need to be correctly attended to, as there will always be some form of effect. Concussions need to be handled correctly to minimize the risk of dangerous and life-altering outcomes. A concussion is a disturbance of brain function that involves a complex pathophysiological process and is referred to as a brain injury (Harmon et al., 2013; Echemendia, 2012). Consequently, being unconscious is a pathological state. Concussions are generally related to a direct impact to the head that is generally from a collision, a fall or being hit by an object (Seifert, 2013).
Whatever it is, we 'll cooperate with them the best we can,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Later in another interview, when asked, Tom Brady said that the accusations against him and his team were “ridiculous.” On January 20th, 2015, the Colts chimed in on their thought and accusations against the Patriots. After Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson intercepted one of Brady’s passes in the second quarter and gave the ball a member of the Colts equipment staff, they noticed that the ball was underinflated and they informed the Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. That same day Chris Mortensen, a reporter for ESPN, reported that 11 of the 12 footballs used in the first half of the game were greatly underinflated compared to what they are supposed to be. Starting that day and going on until May 6th, 2015, the NFL investigated the Patriots to see if the accusations were false or if there was actually something there.
Because of the horrific ramification of concussions, some steps have been and are being taken to help prevent the risk of the injury but more must be done still. The NFL introduced some new tweaks to the concussion protocol to help prevent the possibility of continued play while concussed. The protocol is a simple 5 step process and is as follows, 1- If potential concussion is identified the player will be immediately removed from the game. 2- The team physician and unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant will: first review the video of the occurrence, then do a direct neuro evaluation on the player. 3- If concussion is still suspected the player will be escorted to the locker room for further evaluation.
This shouldn 't be a life or death situation. As stated in article 2, the long term effects of concussions range from behavioral changes to cognitive difficulties. Why allow yourself to fail at the next level of your life just because of an injury sustained while at a sport. Most athletes who experience a concussion can recover completely as long as they do not return to play
A particularly worrisome and erroneous belief is that a person must suffer a blow to the head in order to be diagnosed with a concussion (Coghlin, Myles, & Howitt, 2009). Some also think that if you aren’t knocked unconscious then it is isn’t as serious. These misconceptions can results in non-reporting of symptoms and possible undiagnosed concussion. The mechanism of injury is not only identified as a blow the head, it can also be either a blow to the neck, back, face, or any other part of the body or interference with an object such as the ground, another person, or a goal post that can cause force to the brain causing a concussion. The word “concussion” derives from the Latin concussus, which means to shake violently (Brooks & Hunt, 2006).
Stanford football team and the gyroscope allowed them to measure the rotation of the head when they were hit, but the device is only limited in such that it can only measure the skull motion. Due to the research Camarillo concluded that corpus callosum might be one of the most common mechanisms of a concussion, it causes a dissociation between your right and your left brain and could explain some of the symptoms of concussion. Camarillo stated during the video that “what we think is that if we can slow the head down just enough so that the brain does not lag behind the skull but instead it moves in synchrony with the skull, then we might be able to prevent this mechanism of concussion. His team and lab also studied concussions with a neck collar that also had the same sensors in it as the mouth guard, which they found out that it can greatly reduce the risk of concussion in some scenarios compared to a normal bicycle helmet (Camarillo). Another change the NFL Is
In conclusion, concussion is a major issue in all levels of football. There are three key techniques to how we can diminish concussion incidents. First, we should teach each athlete the proper way of making a tackle. Secondly, we should teach athlete the correct way of playing football. Thirdly, there need to be analytic test to measure the athlete psychological abilities before and after any head injuries.
How did I get here? This is what happens when someone gets a concussion. The things you need to know to help the concussion issue are what concussions are, the points of view around concussions, and what we can do to prevent concussions. A concussion is a bump or blow to the brain. This means when the brain hits the skull that is how a concussion is caused.