The Consequences Of Concussions In Extreme Sports

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Extreme sports are all about the risk, no matter the consequences. Dramatic accidents have catastrophic consequences for the victims. Some of the consequences include concussions, neck injuries, and fractures. Those are just some of the main head and neck injuries (HNI) involved in extreme sports.
Concussions are the most common of HNI injuries among extreme sports participants. Concussions are temporary unconsciousness caused by a sudden blow or bump to the head. You might feel confused or feel dazed, clumsiness, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, headache, balance problems or dizziness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to, noise, sluggishness, ringing in ears, behavior or personality changes, concentration difficulties, and also memory loss. “There were 140,650 concussions (3.4% of all injuries) reported over the 12-year period for extreme …show more content…

Mountain biking was the second riskiest sport with respect to neck fractures, with an incidence rate of 12.8 per 1,000,000 person-years. Contusions/abrasions, fractures, lacerations, and strains/sprains are all different types of neck injuries associated with extreme sports injuries. Some symptoms of a neck injury include extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back. Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body. Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes. Every person is different and the way your body reacts to an injury is also different.
The four sports with the highest incidences of head and neck injuries (HNI) include skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, and motocross. The risk of suffering a concussion was highest in snowboarding and skateboarding. In conclusion, extreme sports mean extreme consequences. Concussions, fractures, and neck injuries can result in outcomes such as chronic depression, headaches, paralysis, and

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