Kids are literally just dying to play football. This project is intended to dissect the reason why children playing football can sustain a traumatic brain injury. Youth football can cause traumatic brain injuries. This exposes why football is damaging to kids.
More now than before, athletes are being extremely cautious when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment, parents and doctors are taking control of an epidemic of untreated concussions. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range of seriousness is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.
Shaken Baby syndrome (SBS) is recognised as the most dangerous and elusive form of child abuse. Moreover, it is the leading cause of death and/or long-term neurological disability in infants younger than two years of age (Bechtel et al, 2011). SBS is caused by shaking and is considered to be completely preventable. Frustrated parents try to end a baby’s inconsolable cries by shaking the infant; while this works it has grave consequences. In this essay, I will firstly be describing what SBS is. Secondly, the underlying pathology behind it and its consequences. And finally, I will be exploring the if and how education intervention helps to prevent this irreversible syndrome.
Imagine yourself running with a football amidst a game, trying to make your way to the endzone and then suddenly, Pow! You are hit by a defender and knocked back down to the ground. The world around you turns blurry as you approach the bench in your dizzy state, as you realize you have suffered a concussion. Football is one of the many popular sports which is officially played in high schools. Many of the young adults that play the game suffer from injuries such as concussions, making the sport a highly debated topic on whether it is safe for young athletes to play the game. Hard Knocks by Gabriel Charles Tyler is an article which provides valuable information regarding the effects of concussions caused in sports like football, how often they occur, and how people suffer from them. “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football” is an interview from CNN, of a renowned
It isn't a secret that football is a dangerous sport, one of the common injuries are concussions, even though helmets are worn. The cause of these injuries is due to head trauma which in turn causes concussions. Too many could cause an impact to the brain called degenerative brain disease.
Hockey is ranked 9th in most popular and challenging sports but football is not seen in the ranking. Hockey is more challenging and more physical than football, which is why its ranked 9th. Though football has many head injuries hockey has many other injuries involved with it as well. Playing hockey takes lots of skill, intensity, and its more physical.
"Unlike a broken ankle, or other injuries you can feel with your hands, or seen on an x-ray, a concussion is a disruption of how the brain works”- USA Football (Kuwana, Ellen). You can say concussions are part of human nature; it happens every time, both in sports and daily life. Concussions are fatal injuries with possible long-term effects; it must be taken seriously, should not be stereotyped, as minor injuries and equipment must be improved through science in order to deal with the seriousness of concussions. This paper will discuss the basics of a concussion, prevention and treatment of concussions in football and lastly the social impacts of a concussion.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is often caused by a blow to the head or when the head and upper body are violently shaken (Edwards & Bodle, 2014). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that about 75% of the 1.7 million TBIs that occur annually in the United States are mild TBIs or concussions. The number of emergency department visits for sports and recreation-related concussion has significantly increased by 60% over the past decade. The effects of concussions can be divided into short term, mid-term, and long-term. The short term consequences include various neurologic and cognitive symptoms, but are typically self-limited and resolved with plentiful rest. A variety
A concussion is a serious brain injury from a physically traumatic event. It is caused by either a physical blow to the head or being forcefully shaken. Either of these situations cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull. The most common symptom of a concussion is a very bad headache. But a person will also feel confused and dizzy. Blurry vision is also common. And they might not be able to stand for a while after it happens. Some people also become unconscious. Concussions are more serious in children because of the long-term impact that they have on their physical and mental development. Because of this, it is crucial that parents understand how to prevent a concussion from happening in children of all ages.
Head injuries have become huge and put under the spotlight recently. Most cases we hear about are all in the sports world, especially the NFL. The focus is on the prevention and quick reaction to them to prevent further damage to the person or player. Some common causes of head injuries include work related slips trips and falls, full contact sports, and car accidents just to name a few. In all of these cases, the brain is taken by the momentum of the MOI (mechanism of injury) and is effectively shaken. This stretches blood vessels and may damage cranial nerves. This is what is commonly referred to as a concussion. Some signs and symptoms of a concussion are identifiable impairment to sight and movement. The person may feel dazed, disoriented,
The Project as a whole is focused on concussions. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain functions. Concussions are caused by a blow to the head or by heavy shaking of the head or upper body. Inertia causes the brain to move relative to the skull. The impacts impair the brain 's ability to function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: headache, loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and slurred speech. Numerous symptoms are also not noticeable immediately and may appear even days after the injury. Lastly concussions can cause serious, and even deadly brain damage and should not be taken lightly as such. These include but are not limited to disturbances in sleep and irritability. Because concussions are caused by changes in acceleration, accelerometers can be used to attempt to determine if a player may have received a concussion. It is important to note that accelerometers measure changes in acceleration, not damage to the brain. The only way to check for a concussion on the field is to remove the player from the game and search for the symptoms (“Concussion”).
Neuropsychological disorders can also cause brain trauma. Epilepsy is an example of a neuropsychological disorder. Epilepsy interrupts the brain’s electrical flow. A person with epilepsy will experience a seizure which may be generalised or partial. A partial seizure only occurs in one part of the brain. There are two types of partial seizures; Simple and complex. A simple partial seizure has symptoms which are primarily motor or sensory. A complex partial seizure is associated with simple, repetitive behaviour. A generalised seizure involves the whole brain. There are two types of generalised seizures. These are grand- mal and petit-mal. The grand-mal is considered more severe as it is associated with loss of consciousness, loss or equilibrium