How Do Children Receive Concussions?

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Nick Harty Dr. William Nellis Composition 1 3 April, 2013 Concussions Children who receive concussions in contact sports need to sit out much longer than they do. I've had eight diagnosed concussions and a few others that I never went to the doctor to get checked. The most that I have ever had to sit out was for two weeks. It really does mess with your brain in ways you would never imagine. It gives you memory problems, makes you twitch, and it also makes it really hard to learn as a kid. "A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may no other visible signs of brain injury (WebMd1). A lot of people would not realize that someone has a concussion because unless they have cuts or red marks on their head it is hard to tell…show more content…
You can have many issues such as epilepsy. You can also get second impact syndrome. You can get second impact syndrome if you go back and play your sport without properly resting your brain. When you hit your head, blood rushes to your head which makes the brain work even harder because of the initial brain injury. In some sever cases it results in paralysis or sometimes even death. Children are our future. We do not need to just put concussions on the back burner. They are a very severe problem in this country and not too many people know the truth about them. Kids need to be set out of sports for longer periods of time. Parents need to stop thinking concussions are non big deal. Someone's brain is nothing to be joked around with. It is a serious matter. The old way of thinking should be long gone. We now have the knowledge and technology to help our kids and we need to start taking advantage of
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