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
There should be no difference, and the variations indicate significant gaps in the regulations provided by the NFL. Additionally, following the idea that concussions are evaluated, monitored, and governed inappropriately, the regulations and authoritative relationships influence the players’ health decisions in certain situations. According to Robeson and King, “one of the return-to-play stipulations is that players are encouraged to be candid [with team physicians]” therefore expecting players to “self-diagnose” (339). This regulation is inadequate because the rule forces a player to choose between loyalty to his team and the importance of keeping himself healthy. He will choose to play and “take one for the team” rather than being looked at by an unbiased physician who tells him he cannot re-enter the game (Robeson and King 335).
The athletes beg the health care provider to allow them to return to the game when really, there is much more at stake. Most coaches just tell the kid to shrug it off and return to the game, which is totally unacceptable. The athlete may not realize that this has gone from a sudden injury to a potentially life changing one. Some may say that the health care officials have the knowledge and know what 's best for the greater good of the patient. Also, the helmets have been made to absorb shock, but even so, why risk it?
Within the article, “Would you let your son play football” on ESPN.com states, “The issue of player safety and concussions would have a very real, very fresh face.” This is significant because once a football player dies they are examined, which the majority of football players have serious injuries in their brains. Although many brain injuries are found due to football, there is not much awareness that is spreaded to warn people about these risks. After the life of playing football, many things become f=difficult as you adjust to the life without football. Within the autopsy of Mike Webster after he died from a heart attack, he found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In this article, “Mike Webster autopsy 'one of the most significant moments in the history of sports, '” it was found that Mike Webster’s brain was way older than his actual age.
They prevent blood from clotting, which is good in some cases but not so beneficial in others. NSAIDs are commonly used in sports. They allow athletes to recover from sport injuries and hence return to form quicker that if the injured was allowed to rest. However, concern has been raised on athletes about the use of these drugs. Data from many sports have consistently demonstrated that many athletes self-administer NSAIDs prior to athletic participation to prevent pain and inflammation before it occurs.
Having stricter penalties is a key part in eliminating the amount of concussions that occur during the NFL season. Referees will be particularly alert to fouls in which defenders purposely use the helmet and/or facemask to hit the passer, or use hands, arms, or other parts of the body to hit the passer forcibly in the head or neck area (“Rule 12 Player”). A defensive player must not use his helmet against a passer who is in a defenseless posture. For example, someone may forcibly hit the passer’s head or neck area with the helmet or facemask. Lowering the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead parts of the helmet against any part of the passer’s body is illegal
From my perspective it should’ve been a rhetorical analysist in finding the flaws in the documentary and its accuracy relating to today’s game. With many rule changes and progressive steps to prevent concussions the NFL knows there’s an issue but to make that issue the main focal point of what already is known to be a violent game isn’t rational. Brain injuries and concussions happen in every sport, the NFL is
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness.
The debate begun about football being suicidal due to the rising numbers in the concussions and accidents that are happening to professional football athletes and the deaths that have occurred in regards to these concussions. In my opinion, being a football player, football isn 't as dangerous as critics who aren 't out on the field playing make it to be. It has its pros and cons, but football is a sport that benefits you and your health by staying fit, and a great way to learn team building. There isn 't a way to prevent concussions hundred percent, but there are proper ways to help prevent them. Proper techniques of blocking and tackling can help prevent concussions.
Sitting out longer could cause a players brain to recover fully without any lasting damages. Staying off the playing fields could be based on recovery rates as well. Athletes often suffer the syndromes of dizziness, headaches and nausea after suffering head injuries. Referring back to article 3, head injuries might make someone 's ability to stay focus unstable. The symptoms of a concussion kicks in quickly, that 's why players should often get checked out right away.
In football they were taught to tackle with the force from their heads which leads to CTE. It’s a degenerative brain injury, called Chronic Traumatic encephanlopathy. One study ofr 35 former professional american football players found that 34 showed signes of brain injuries. In rugby of course everbody thinks the sport is more dangerous just because they don’t have any padding. However, the amount of concussions and CTE diagnosis’s are a lot less in rugby.