Category Archives: LEARNING ABOUT CONCUSSION DANGERS

SECOND IMPACT SYNDROME

“Second-impact syndrome (SIS): Blows to the head that are too soft to cause concussions can still cause Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), allowing the disease to spread unnoticed for decades. “Often Its connection to football has been denied by coaches, the NFL, the NCAA and youth organizations. “Second-impact syndrome appears to require an initial concussion, giving […]

MANY CHILD ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS ARE NOT TREATED

“Concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), are common in children, with sports and recreation as a leading cause in this age group.[1,2] The incidence of sports- and recreation-related concussions (SRRCs) in the United States is unknown; however, most epidemiologic studies indicate that a large number of SRRCs occur each year.[3–7] More than 44 […]

PRIOR MENTAL DISTRESS EXTENDS RECOVERY FROM SPORT CONCUSSION

A recent concussion study found that participants who had psychosomatic symptoms before the head injury took longer time to recover. In other words, mental distress prior to a concussion extended the concussion’s recovery period. “Previous studies have revealed that athletes who have suffered from a head injury may experience less blood flow in their brain […]

RISKS OF SUB CONCUSSION FOOTBALL HITS

“The total number of impacts to the head in a football player’s career pose a great risk to his or her future health. A study found that repeated concussions can cause later life problems including depression, difficulty in decision-making and other cognitive deficiencies. “The researchers derived the Cumulative Head Impact Exposure Index (CHII). The average […]

NECK COMPRESSION FOR CONCUSSION PREVENTION

The following appears to be a device investigated by researchers for reducing Traumatic Brain Injury “during collision sports such as hockey and football.” “The researchers, who include University of Toronto anesthesiologist Dr. Joseph Fisher, say a collar no tighter than a set of headphones worn around the neck during games would create a sort of […]

IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL ENDS SPRING PRACTICE FULL CONTACT

How dumb are lingering injuries that begin in Spring Football Practice and impair peak performance in the the Fall? “The finding of a spring practice injury rate that is almost 3X times higher than the fall football practice injury rate raises concern about why student-athletes appear to be at significantly higher risk for injury in […]

KNOCKOUT PUNCH CLAIMED SELF-DEFENSE

No man, boy, woman or girl should hit another anywhere, particularly in the head. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Serious Traumatic Brain Injury are misleading diagnoses, because a brain Injury is a brain injury. Both Mild and Serious Traumatic Brain Injuries can develop acute symptoms and manifest signs of injury and chronic, persistent disabling symptoms […]

YOUTH BASKETBALL CONCUSSIONS

Girls Basketball ranked 4th and Boys Basketball ranked 7th among the leading causes of Concussion of 584 Sports Concussions in youth and adolescents reported by Athletic Trainers from Northeast Ohio high schools and colleges from July 31, 2014 to Jan 26, 2015. Football was ranked 1st. [1.] The number of cases of basketball-related traumatic brain […]

SOCCER HEADING BANNED

The United States Soccer Federation instituted polices on Monday that ban heading the ball for players 10 and younger and reduces headers in practices for players ages 11 to 13. The actions were taken in response to a class-action lawsuit filed last year that sought rules changes. Last year, Stefan Fatsis walked through the lengthy […]

POP WARNER YOUTH FOOTBALL SUED

It’s a ‘War Game’: Mom Sues Pop Warner Football Over Son’s Suicide “Calling youth football “an abnormally dangerous/ultrahazardous activity,” a Wisconsin woman sued the Pop Warner organization Thursday over the suicide of her son, which she claimed was due to dementia caused by brain injuries he suffered playing tackle football beginning at age 11. “Debra […]