According to National Conference of State Legislation (NCSL), a traumatic brain injury is a disruption of the brain due to a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating head injury. Although most of these injuries occur from car accidents and blunt force trauma to the head, the link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. In a recent study, for example, researchers discovered that out of the 111 brains analyzed from deceased NFL players, 110 of them tested positive chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disorder associated with repeated hits to the head over a period of time. This means that professional athletes who play in the NFL are at greater risk because they’re more susceptible to concussions and other brain-related
Head injuries and concussions are what scientist believe have caused these brain diseases in young athletes. These injuries are sustained by serious blows to the head to the point when the brain slams back and forth against the inner head. Traumatic brain injuries are long term effects that are sustained through various blows to the head which scar the brain itself. Unlike TBIs, concussions can be healed in due time as long as the person who has experienced the concussions has followed the necessary procedures and has received enough rest to further help the brain heal. Some head injuries although can lead to these brain diseases.
A concussion is a head injury which results from the movement of the brain in the skull causing the brain to hit the sides of the skull which can cause swelling, bleeding, or other serious injury. Concussions can be linked to neurological trauma, especially after a patient suffers from multiple head traumas. This link was first considered when Phineas Gage, in 1848, suffered an injury from an iron spike being driven through his head, and following the injury, exhibiting extreme personality changes. Some 170 years later, these same personality differences can be observed in patients following head trauma. Some symptoms for concussion include; headache or a feeling of pressure in the head, temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness or "seeing
The study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has a very short history. In the following paragraphs, I will show the impacts of the history of studying concussions and CTE in football, as well as the impacts that CTE brings to player’s health. As well as the study of concussions, I will discuss the impacts of concussions on the game of football and the rule changes and equipment changes the National Football League has had to make to improve the safety of the game for the players. Another focus of the NFL I will discuss is the role of improving knowledge of concussions not only professionally, but also in youth and high school level sports to protect younger players.
What Can Concussions do to the Body? Over the previous decades, concussions have increasingly received attention in the world of sports. A concussion is a serious head injury that can happen to any player, and in just about any sport. Indeed, it has been happening to a countless number of athletes for centuries.
Seizures normally happen when the brain or the neurons gets electrocuted. It is indeed a major symptom that there is actually a serious problem in the brain. There is an abnormal electric activity in the brain that is why there are seizures, however, some people often think that seizures are actually convulsions, where in the body shakes uncontrollably and rapidly, but the truth is, seizures are actually not always caused by convulsions. TWO CATEGORIES THAT CLASSIFIES SEIZURES Seizures can be a one-time thing, but recurrent seizures are what they usually called epilepsy, and there are actually two general categories that classifies seizures. • Generalized Seizure
Athletes are pushing their bodies and stressing themselves out by working too hard and too fast; it causes injuries that take weeks or months to recover from. Overtraining has been pushing athletes too hard for too long. I worked earnestly to be a varsity athlete and to keep my times up. I loved the feeling after a tiring workout and when I come home and have a refreshing glass of chocolate milk, and take a shower. I rarely stretched before and after a workout and never understood the importance of cooling down after a workout.
Concussions in Soccer and Football A concussion is a very serious brain injury. Concussions are considered a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion can happen to anyone. A concussion is caused by something hitting the head and having whiplash.
First concussion When you receive your very first concussion you must follow the steps and you have to know what's wrong. The reason you got your concussion is because your head violently crushed into your skull and became bruised. It's just like newton's first law because an object that is in motion stays in motion. As you experience your first concussion you may symptoms and not feel 100% for a while. To help your recovery your concussion you may need to do some of the following: rest, no phone, do not watch tv, refrain from work, do not read, etc because this will cause the recovery stage to be longer and could cause brain damage.
Although sports are a higher cause of concussions they are not the only cause of concussions. Many injuries leading to concussions that could lead to CTE happen in the workplace. “A workplace head injury is one of the most serious injuries in the workplace” (Calisi). One of the most common accidents are from falling objects. Some occupations with the highest risks of falling objects are construction workers, loading dock workers, delivery personnel, or factory workers.
I am doing The Second Impact Syndrome it was when the brain swells rapidly and catastrophically, after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms of an earlier one have subsided. This injury only happens in football. Second impact may be relatively minimal and not involve contact with the cranium. Impact disrupts the brain’s blood autoregulatory system, leading to swelling, increasing intracranial pressure. This second blow may occur minutes, days or weeks after an initial concussion,and even the mildest grade of concussion can lead to SIS.