In the high school sports community, concussions remain a high threat to the athletes who do not receive sufficient awareness and the knowledge they need about concussions. Even though sports, such as football, are implementing penalties and different policies to try to reduce the amount of concussions that occur, high school student-athletes still suffer concussions at an alarming rate. Concussions remain a serious public health concern, as approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions are estimated to occur each year. (Covassin, Elbin, Sarmiento 2012). However, North Carolina has taken the initiative to increase the student-athlete 's education of concussions within the high school community. Previous research regarding concussion
When student athletes participate in contact sports, they run the risk of getting a concussion. A concussion, according to The American Academy of Neurology, is defined as "A trauma induced alteration in mental statues that may or may not result in loss of consciousness". Short term effects could cause a change in mood, along with headaches and nausea; whereas long term effects of a concussion can range from drastic behavioral changes and mood disturbances to cognitive difficulties. These symptoms are very prevalent in student athletes that may get a concussion and can only get worse when one has been re-concussed. I believe that student athletes should be required to sit out for a longer period of time following the events of a concussion.
Concussions are extremely common now a days and need to be examined properly. Should parents be most concerned about football injuries that could affect their children’s ability to learn new skills or participate in class? Will those injuries put their children at a disadvantage that outweighs the advantages of playing sports? The research is based off of these questions. The injury that I am deeply interested in is dealing with the youth and how a concussions affects them personally and in schooling. The subject that I am analyzing has to do with concussions and how it affects the youth in school. The youth (a variety of ages) and various forms of tests that are done and multiple prognosis. This is an issue because it affects the youth in
Concussions from sports have tripled in the past decade, according to The Journal of Pediatrics, Pressure on Teen Athletes Soars. This means that students who play football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling are more at risk of getting a concussion than students who don’t play any sports at all. If we get rid of these sports, there will be more kids participating in other activities such as Stuco or Science Olympiad. Some symptoms of a concussion include : nausea, dizziness, depression, trouble concentrating and more importantly, they would have
According to a research report from Loehrke, a young athlete suffers a sports related injury that is severe enough to go to the emergency room approximately every 25 seconds, or 1.35 million times a year. The most prominent of these injuries were concussions, which accounted for 163,670, or 12 percent of the total 1.35 million injuries (Loehrke). Dr. Alexander K. Powers, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, found that most children who suffer concussions recover, but the prognosis for children who suffer recurring concussions is unknown. Recurring concussions could lead to several disabilities later in life, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer 's disease, epilepsy, and many other neurological disorders that would require a substantial amount of surgery to cure, if they could even be cured at all (Powers). Putting a child at risk to suffer injuries, such as the ones listed above, is one of the main reasons why the amount of children participating in competitive sports has been dropping
There have been breakthroughs on how to keep track on how bad the athlete’s concussion is. Some people have designed a football helmet that has a built-in sensor that detects how hard an athlete got hit in the head and whether that athlete is close to having a concussion or not. There have been ways to see how coaches deal with concussions which is why, “The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) asked 22,702 coaches to take a survey about concussion management. They thought that understanding the coach’s communication on concussion factored based on knowledge, beliefs on playing during injury, and the gender of the coach” (Kroshus et al. 534). The article states that some coaches were asked about how they dealt with a player getting a concussion, one coach said, “I think the athletic medicine staff is too conservative in the return to play process after a concussion” (Kroshus et al. 534).
Short: Concussions and neurodegenerative conditions Descriptive: Modern studies point the link between concussions and the development of neurodegenerative conditions Summary: People who experience a concussion encounter problems with memory and concentration during the whole life. Recent studies confirm that concussions can lead to development of neurodegenerative conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease later in life. Injuries of the nervous system are of great importance. They are common in war, but also in peacetime, particularly because of the large number of road accidents and accidents at work nowadays. A concussion is a minor brain injury caused by mechanical forces that lead to temporary brain dysfunction.
People these days never really pay attention to their surroundings until it's too late. Concussions play a big part into our lives and people don't really notice it until they obtain one or someone they know acquires one. Furthermore, I will be telling you why we need a national system for concussions.
Sports injuries are very common in today 's world. Sports injuries are very bad right now and could be a problem in the future too. Concussions happen often in sports like football. Concussions can cause you to be dizzy have headaches and be sensitive to light. Concussions can also be a problem for the future. Concussions can lead to future brain diseases like CTE. Concussions aren’t the only injury that is common in sports like football. Knee injuries like tearing your ACL. Tearing your ACL could cause knee problems for the rest of your life. One more injury is Tommy john surgery in baseball which can cause you to be out of sports for a long time.
Imagine being the MVP of an all star sports team, then suffering a concussion from a very competitive game or tournament. No matter what sport an athlete plays or how skilled they are at it, there is always going to be a possibility of injury. Concussions are an injury with serious side effects and can permanently end any star's career. Today, many young athletes suffer from sport related concussions. An estimated 3.8 million recreational and athletic concussions occur annually in the United States, according to statistics in 2012 (Concussion and Sports). Concussions are high on the rise and make athletes very vulnerable and prone to them. Among male athletes, sports resulting in the most concussions include football, ice hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, and soccer. For female athletes, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball were recorded for the sports that resulted in the most concussions. Youth athletes who have suffered one concussion, onset greater chances of experiencing more.
Concussion are a major problems in most American sports. Many people know about concussions and what they are. The problem is how as a country do we stop people from getting concussion. Many people are rushed to the emergency room every year for concussion. Football players were second on the list for visit to the emergency room however, cyclist were number one in emergency visit with head injuries. The problem is that these helmets that football and cyclist use doesn't really protect the brain from collison. The brain requires more protecting than padding in a helmet. Many people are just ditching the helmet because of it not protecting their heads as well as it can also be a danger to somebody. Ian Walker of the University of Bath conducted an experiment in which he rode a bike 320 kilometer. He had a video camera following him the whole trip. He wanted to see how much clearance he would get if he wore a helmet as well sometimes wear a long wig to make drivers think he was a women.
In high school, athletes are in greater danger of getting a concussion, and the effects can be even more severe than they would be for adults. According to the second source, many states require licensed medical professionals to check out athletes immediately after a player acquires a head injury. There is no same-day return, with the new laws. Athletes of all different ages and sports are required to sit out for a certain amount of time after suffering a concussion; however, all high school athletes should sit out for a longer amount of time because the brain isn 't fully developed until the age of 21. Also, after teenage athletes have gotten a concussion they are very likely to get another one soon after which can lead to very serious effects.
In 2011 the Colorado legislator took a step to protecting youth athletes form the dangers of second-impact syndrome by requiring that educations course cover not only the dangers of a concussion, but the dangers of multiple concussion. Colorado even expanded its law’s scope beyond those of California, requiring that private clubs, public recreation facilities, and athletic leagues sponsoring youth athletic activities comply with the requirements of the concussion laws. Pennsylvania has even gone as far to provide for statutory penalties for a coach who does not comply with the statutory “return to play” requirements. Connecticut imposes educational requirements on student athletes and their parents or guardians regarding concussion. Demonstrating a strong understating of where youth concussion pose the most risk, Connecticut also requires that football coaches undergo best practice training on dealing with football specific concussions.
An online survey of 1,000 people conducted by ESPN in Northern California of early August did find that 57 percent of parents said the concussion problem made them less likely to let their sons play in youth leagues (Emmons, 2012). Over 3,200 retired NFL players have sued the NFL over the long-term effects of their head trauma days. Through suing the NFL they seek compensation for the information that was withheld from them about their protection. Studies show that concussions represent almost 9 percent of injuries in nine major high school sports. Although football is a rather violent sport it can still be while relatively safe when coached and monitored properly.
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range 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.