As a high school soccer player, I hear about many of my teammates or their friends getting concussions while playing soccer. However, there is not as many people talking about possible prevention tips or how to recover from a concussion. In the past I have received a concussion during a soccer game, but did not know how to prevent a concussion or recover from the concussion until after visiting the doctor. Considering that nearly four million sports-related concussions occur nearly every year, why isn’t there a bigger emphasis on safety in sports? With the raising concerns of how concussions can impact the life of an athlete later on, the talk about concussions has grown, but not enough. As an athlete, I’ve never had any of my coach’s talk to my teams about the importance of playing safety to ensure that concussions would not be an issue during the game, or even, how to recover from a concussion. Mentioning anything from avoiding unnecessary collisions, to not trying to injure another player and put them at risk, would be beneficial to helping prevent concussions. In my case, learning about concussions may have helped me prevent, or even approach the …show more content…
After colliding heads we both fell to the ground with headaches, however, I didn’t leave the field. I knew one of the sure signs of a concussion was an instant headache, but my team had no substitutes that game so I felt that if I left the field I would disappoint my teammates. No one had ever mentioned to me how serious a concussion could be to my health, or even how much it could hurt my future soccer career, which was far more important than this one game. I continued to play the rest of the game but left the field with a much more extensive headache than before, my coach told me to go to the hospital to make sure nothing much worse happened. Hearing this scared me, I had no idea just how serious concussions
For the safety of the players in the present and future, a stricter concussion protocol should be required at all levels of football. Though improvements have been made, the game of football is constantly changing and the protocol needs to keep up with the changes. Today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before: "Size and physical conditioning techniques in sports at all levels have evolved to create an intense athlete. They 're able to create more force, power and speed than ever before and that leads to harder hits and a greater number of hits" (Neporent). These advances in training have led to a more dangerous sport. The protocol has improved in recent years along with an emphasis on player safety, but the increasing numbers of players with long-term effects of concussions show there is still work to be done.
Injuries are a part of sports. They are inevitable, and impact athletes in a wide variety of sports. The movie, Bell Ringer: the Invisible Brain Injury, says the concussion has been gaining attention in the last few decades. The concussive injuries from sports have become a major issue currently being addressed by sports leagues everywhere. Frequently, athletes who sustain head injuries namely concussions are put right back into the game without further evaluation (Bell Ringer). Countless times the athlete does not need to go back in or has no reason going back into the game and could be at serious risk for another injury to the head. As an athlete gets concussed after the first head injury, the second one is usually way more serious than the
Concussions has been a major topic working in Neurosciences. Many high school athletes do not recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and fail to report symptoms to a coach because the athlete didn’t realize they were experiencing signs of a concussion. At my facility there has been an increase in admissions with young adults that have suffered one or more concussions. In my opinion, it is part of the nurse’s role to educate the patient and their family about how to prevent concussions. There’s also not enough education in the schools about concussion prevention. The practice issue is that young adults do not receive enough education about concussions therefore athletes are returning to play to soon. Research supports that with
As the ambulances arrive to the 3rd quarter of a high school football game the paramedics pull a young teenage boy with curly blonde hair away. The mother cries frantically as she enters the ambulances seat while the rest of the young players take a knee for the all-star quarterback number 42. Surprisingly an alarming amount of teenagers as wells as adults such as parents do not know that concussions in high school athletes are higher than in older athletes. Sadly high school students still participate in the sports and games because they are unaware that they have been injured, creating numerous problems that can lead to you being taken to the hospital or even possible death. Not having concussions checked out or treated can lead to permanent
When you think of an injury you normally think of a leg or an arm, but did you ever think you can hurt your head just as bad? The common head injury is called a concussion. A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury. Concussions can be caused from several different factors. The two most common factors of a concussion are sport injuries and vehicle accidents. Some mild factors of a concussion are falls, bumps to the head, etc. Although concussions don’t seem to be a severe injury, they have several effects to the human body. Just like any other injury, concussions are a big deal.
The effects of concussions can be deep-rooted within the brain and hard to get rid of. A concussion is caused by a hard blow to the head that causes the brain to swell. “Couch said it is important to remember that the brain might be fragile, but it also bounces back from injury incredibly well. He said that to really look at the permanence of injuries we would need to have studies that look out 20, 30, or even 40 years after an injury” (“Effects of concussions”). Receiving a concussion negatively affects future health by changing the way people learn, causing post-concussion syndrome, and leading to dementia in old age.
Concussions have lifelong effects that are detrimental to people's health. 99% of people who have had concussions have C.T.E. which is a very traumatic brain injury. A substantial amount of NFL players have C.T.E., and studies show that former NFL players get dementia six times faster than other people their age. Some must wonder if trying to play professional football or just playing football in general is worth the lifelong risks that may be acquired. NFL player make lots of money, but they also endanger themselves. College athletes obtain a free education, but they also put their health at risk. Even with the potential of free college education or monetary gain, full contact sports such as football are detrimental rather than
The subject of concussions has been a hot topic in recent years. This is mainly due to our improved knowledge on the subject and the increased rate of concussions in sports. With the many dangers of concussions being discussed, many people are asking questions such as “How do you get a concussion?” and “What are the long-term effects of a concussion?”. These questions appeal to both a popular and academic audience. The academic audience wants to learn more about concussions on a deeper level. They want to learn more about concussions using research and medical treatment. Whereas, the popular audience wants a general understanding about the subject. They want to understand the general knowledge of a concussion and how it can affect them. Because
In order to insure they are aware of the dangers in participating in sports “All student athletes and their parents/guardians sign an information sheet about concussion and head injury prior to the youth athlete 's initiating practice at the start of each season” (“Zackery Lystedt Law”). This paper is not to scare young children, but to allow them to understand the dangers that do come along with contact sports. Often as an athlete, the game seems more important than one’s safety, therefore concussion knowledge is important. “Get a Heads Up on Concussion in Sports Policies” states that facilities are encouraged to “Post information for parents, coaches, and athletes at schools and on the field or sidelines. Posted information often includes concussion signs and symptoms, as well as what to do if a concussion occurs”. Of course not every facility is going to take their recommendation, but the purpose is to simply make athletes and their spectators aware of concussions. As well, when athletes are approved to return to the game Hosea Harvey explains in her article “Reducing Traumatic Brain Injuries in Youth Sports: Youth Sports Traumatic Brain Injury State Laws” that “...parents or guardians provide a signature release that they have received the information”. This allows parents to be aware of the decisions of the doctor so that everyone is on the same page. The overall purpose is to educate those surrounded by athletes so that athletes are in a safer
One of the up-and-coming sports in America is soccer. The thrill of extra time goals, the dribbling skills from the players, and stunning goals that leave the opposing team and fans of all kinds stunned. All these thrills of soccer are what bring people of all ages to the sport, but with the excitement also comes the injuries. Concussions are slowly rising in the women’s soccer injury department, coming in third to lower leg injuries and hip injuries. High school women’s soccer is second in most concussions and injuries to football.
Concussions affect an athlete's past, present, and future. Many athletes that participate in contact sports are prone to head injuries. In sports such as Football, Soccer and even baseball, concussions are one of the main accidents to happen to an athlete in these sports. In many cases, some athletes may not know that they have a concussion sometimes it can take up to days or even weeks to realize that there are signs of a concussion and sometimes it may be too late because you can have permanent damage. Athletes that have had concussions in the past can really affect their present and future selves. Receiving a concussion can lead to more serious problems like coming from High School and going into college. One accident at the wrong time
Hey, sports injuries are becoming a major problem in the world today. It is so bad, that parents, and coaches won’t even let their own kids play sports, because of the rise in injuries. What injury has the most concerned? Well, that injury of course would have to be brain injuries, or more commonly known as concussions. The rise in concussions has parents, and coaches most concerned, because of the long term effect on a person. So, with the rise in injuries, mostly concussions more, and more kids are not getting to experience some get things.
Bright Lights and Nausea Imagine, your head is throbbing, like the beat of a bass drum. Your body is limp as you are laying on the stiff cott in the medical examiner's office. The white light above you is almost unbearable, but every time you close your eyes, you are harshly woken up by a flashback of the hit that left you laying on the cold hard grass. All concussions happen from around about the same cause, although, the effects can be different from person to person.
Researchers conducted study of eleven North Central Florida high schools and found that high school football players did not have the appropriate knowledge regarding the signs, symptoms, and consequences of concussions. They knew symptoms such as headache, dizziness, confusion, and balance problems however; they missed other major symptoms, such as nausea, neck pain, grogginess, difficulty concentrating, and personality changes. This is alarming seeing that concussions could lead to brain hemorrhage, coma and even death. The lack of parent and athlete education on concussions has led the Florida High School Athletic