Sports Concussions In Sports

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I think there should be more rules around concussions in sports. Repetitive brain trauma or CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) is continual blows to the head. It is when the protein in the brain becomes toxic to itself because of the repeated blows to the head. Many kids who play sports can take 7,000 hits to the head from age 6 through high school. About 300,000 sports-related concussions are diagnosed each year. Concussions can cause memory loss and lifelong pain. "A concussion can occur after a hard hit when the brain moves around like Jello inside the skull" and the brain swells and stretches. There are no seat belts to hold down the brain when a collision occurs. After the hit the brain swells, is twisted and stretched and puts pressure…show more content…
Commercials are shown on TV to promote awareness and discussion. Risks can be mitigated by taking proper precautions and new rules to reduce the effects of a head-to-head collision need to be made such as: stop kids from hitting so much in practice and be a better coach by stopping the kids from whacking their head. Every coach is educated in Massachusetts. Kids are not put back into the same game when they are suspected of having a concussion. Keeping them out of the game for a specific period of time until they are cleared by a doctor and they have made it through the concussion protocol is being implemented. New products, bigger helmets, collision testing devices, new rules to play the game more safely are being designed, tested, and used in sports today as prevention but many doctors and brain surgeons also need to find ways to treat and cure CTE in people who have already been affected, so later in their life they don't have any brain diseases. The rules that are designed to keep you safe will impact the way the game is played. The rules are constantly changing and improving, and each sport will change the way we play it because of the rule…show more content…
She was pushed forward and her head went forward and then bounced back and she just lay on the field not able to lift her body up off the field. A concussion isn't visible from the outside, and you can't see it with MRI or CAT scans, so we look for the signs (nausea, headache, confusion, dizziness and memory problems) to make a diagnosis. There must be a better way to determine a concussion. I have never had a concussion but my teammate on my soccer team has had 3 in one year and now she doesn't play soccer. I didn't see the hit but I remember her just laying there. Her head looked like it weighed a ton because she kept trying to lift her body up off the field but her head looked like it was stuck to the ground. Concussion protocol kept her out of any games for 3 weeks. After that she came back to practice. She suffered from headaches and couldn't focus at school. Bright lights were a problem for her. She didn't tell her parents about the headaches because she knew her parents wouldn't let her play again. She doesn't play anymore because the doctors will not clear her. She still has symptoms of a concussion. I was watching the Winter Olympics and a snowboarder, Markus Schairer broke his neck in a scary crash. The snowboarder lost vertical control of his board and landed on his back, fracturing his cervical vertebrae, and the impact caused his head to whip back and his goggles to fly off. He got up and finished the race. He has

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