Concussion Education

What's to worry about a bump on the head?

Young athletes, who's brains and skulls are immature, risk death, long term disabilities, or additional concussions by going back too soon. Recurrent concussions also have led to depression and early dementia, according to studies on retires NFL players. All concussions require evaluation by a medical doctor.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

  • Headache or "pressue" in head
  • Bothered by light or noise
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Double or blury vision
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion

What do I do if I suspect a concussion?

  • Tell your coaches and your parents immediately
  • Get a medical check-up
  • Return to play with the 'OK' from a healthcare professional

 

Visit the Center for Disease Control for guidelines and information helpful to coaches, athletes, and parents.