Concussions by Dakota SiepertPresentation Transcript
What is aconcussion?A concussion is a brain injury that:• Is caused by a hit to the head or body - from contact with another player, hitting a hard surface such as the ground, ice or floor, or being hit by a piece of equipment such as a bat, or ball. • Can change the way your brain usually works. • Can range from mild to severe • Presents itself differently for each athlete • Can happen even if you do not lose consciousness. • Can occur during practice or competition in http://marijuanafactorfiction.org/awkwardly-toddler- ANY sport salivating-after-concussion/
What are the Concussion symptomssymptoms of included:a concussion? • Confusion You can’t see a • Headache concussion, but you • Loss of consciousnessmight notice some of • Balance problems the symptoms right • Dizziness away. Other symptoms can show • Double or fuzzy visionup hours or days after • Sensitivity to light or noise the injury. • Nausea • Feeling foggy • Slowed reaction time Exercise or activities that involve a lot of concentration may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse.http://marijuanafactorfiction.org/awkwardly- toddler-salivating-after-concussion/
What should I do if I think I have a concussion?• See a doctor if you have any of the previous symptoms.• A person who might have a concussion needs to immediately stop any kind of activity or sport.• Avoid sleeping for a few hours after the trauma has occurred• Get to a doctor.
ImPACT test• The ImPACT test is designed to measure how well your memory is working, how fast you respond (reaction time) and any symptoms you might have before an injury• Athletes will take the ImPACT before their season begins to establish "baseline" scores against which post-injury scores will be compared.• If the athlete suffers a concussion, he or she retakes the test. If there is a large decrease in the post- concussion score, the athlete is benched until the score increases. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110601 142052.htm
How is a concussion diagnosed?• Doctors will ask you questions about the injury. - test your ability to pay attention and your memory - how quickly you can solve problems - check your strength, balance, coordination, reflexes, and sensation.
What are things I can do ,or my doctor that would help me get back on the court?• Rest• Massages• Prescription medicine• Shots• Treadmill test• MRI• CT scan
How can I prevent a concussion?• Do not initiate contact with your head or helmet.• Avoid striking an opponent in the head• Follow the rules of the sport• Practice good sportsmanship at all times• Practice and perfect the skills of the sport