Long Term Consequences Of Concussions

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Athletes risk their lives everyday, and more than 5% of high school athletes are concussed annually while participating in collision sports. A concussion is a serious trauma injury that may or may not cause loss of consciousness, or worse case extremely life threatening. With that being said, numerous high school students end up with a following injury, due to not properly handling their recovery, and usually the brain is particularly vulnerable to further injury. Even though it is possible for students to heal quickly and play their sport again, yet it is best to wait for long periods of time for the brain to heal. You will have less risk of getting injured again and may not experience long-term consequences.

Furthermore, reference to the Virginia Board of
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Without waiting a long periods of time and not managing your healing process properly may cause long-term memory loss, emotional distress, depression, slowing of some types of movements, and increased possibility of suicide established in article 3. Concerning that a professional doctor gives you permission to play your sport it is still safe to wait longer to not risk any permanent damage. Of course, there are many tools of protection for the head like a reduced shock helmet said in article 1, and how usually symptoms resolve quickly. But as it is stated in article 2, "whether a concussion is acquired through a seemingly minor bump on the head, or whether it happens after repeated collisions, like those that take place in many contact sports, the effects of concussion are serious and lasting." Athletes must take this under consideration that their lives are at stake and comprehend that even if you allow yourself to gradually begin exercising and be supervised, you are putting your life at risk. Once you experience experience a serious trauma, it is safe to be under the best care for yourself, and to be cautious at all
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