Explosion: The Role Of Concussions In Sports

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The milleaneal genearation sparks many different types of reactions when talked about. Words such as technology,cell phones, and even the word lazy are thrown around. Throughout my generation I believe there has been two major explosions. One explosion is in sports. Sports have become increasingly popular. Professional leaguses such as in football, basketball, soccer, and hockey have all increased popularity throughout my generation. Another aspect that has boomed is technology. These topics become combined when the topic of concussion in sports are brought up. Through my life time improvements have been made to the technology to test for concussions. I believe this will be a major reference point in the future, when my generation will be the first that attempted to attack the issue. First it is important to know what a concussion is. A concussion is a traumatic injury to the small tissue of the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. These injuries can cause a loss of consciousness, but most concussions do not. Because of this, some people have concussions and don't realize it. …show more content…

However, every sport has a probability of receiving a concussion, and so does everyday life accidents. There have been measures to help discover and approach concussions more successfully in my generational lifetime. One of these methods has been computerized impact testing. Which is an online test consisting of mostly memory drills. The trouble with these tests are insuring that the athlete is taking the tests seriously. It has been reported in the past that professional football players have done terrible on the tests on purpose so that they can keep playing through their concussion

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