Head and Neck Injuries

Head and neck injuries such as concussions and stingers aren't unique to full-contact sport athletes such as football and hockey players. While age, position, and style of play can all affect a person's head injury risk, any athlete can sustain a head or neck injury during the course of play.The articles below will help you learn to recognize head and neck injury symptoms and risks.
In emergency departments, the leading causes of concussions are falls, motor vehicle trauma, assaults, and sports. Learn which sports have the highest incidence of concussions.

In the past, physicians graded concussions by severity, but this grading system is no longer used. Learn how physicians diagnose concussions now.

The symptoms of concussion can be divided into four categories: thinking and remembering; physical; emotional and mood; and sleep.
Pre-existing mental or physical conditions, such as chronic pain or learning disabilities, can impede one's ability to get an adequate amount of recovery time after a concussion.
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