National Concussion Awareness Day
Is it just a bump in the head? It’s part of the game, and it’s nothing to be concerned about. It’s all part of the game! You feel fine! Or maybe it was just the right grass? What could it be really hard?
What damage can a soccerball really do? It’s round and filled with air! Concussions can be serious and are more common in sports than other times. National Concussion Awareness Day reminds us to be aware of the signs and take them seriously. Concussions can be serious business!
Concussions are the most common type of traumatic head injury. They are well-known in the medical community. None of these sound good. Mild brain injury, mild trauma brain injury, and minor head trauma are not things we want to see on our medical reports.
After all, our brains are what we are. The treatment is straightforward. You just need to relax and take a break from all media, including texting and video games. This is not a good idea. Concussions can have serious consequences.
National Concussion Awareness Day offers a chance for you to help others and learn how to recognize the signs and what to do if you or someone you know has one. Concussions are more common in those who participate in active sports like American Football and Boxing.
The National Concussion Awareness Day celebrations begin with education about how they can be identified in the aftermath of an event that might have caused them. The checklist is simple: Did the subject experience headaches? Is it possible that they temporarily lost consciousness?
Are they confused? Are they able to recall what happened? Are they seeing stars? Are their ears ringing or are they hearing? Nausea or vomiting? What about their speech? Are they clear or do they slur it?
These are your immediate symptoms. If any of these signs are present, contact a professional to examine them.
There is not much you can do to help a concussed patient. Have them lie down or sit and remain still. If they lose consciousness, contact a doctor.
It’s basically a checklist that asks “Is this happening?” Is it a concussion? Yes? Maybe? Perhaps?