By David Bagley
The day that concussions are not an issue in football will be the day that the game has succumb to its’ critiques of the hard-hitting action that we, as fans, “ooh” and “aah” over for 16-weeks out of the year. Many of us don’t want the game to change as we are glued watching giants collide week after week, without taking into consideration the long term effects of a players’ health or the safety measures that are taken in order to prevent such injuries from occurring. But even giants are vulnerable to concussions.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is most commonly caused by a blow to the head, but can also occur when the head and upper body are shaken violently. Concussions are often defined by the swelling of the brain and resulting altered blood flow to the brain; which together changes the way your brain functions. Every concussion injures the brain to an extent, and if not given the proper time to rest and heal properly can lead to long term side effects and brain related complications and diseases; Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s to name a few.
Concussions have had a long corresponding tradition with the …read more
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