Sports Concussions in Children

Doctors say, one wrong hit or one accidental fall in sports like these:

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Bicycling

are the most common reasons children suffer a concussion. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by some external force. Determining the significance of the injury starts with understanding the symptoms. Sometimes you can find out right away, because there are immediate signs or symptoms in the child.

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Reports of feeling woozy
  • They may look and move slower

But there are times when the symptoms are not as obvious. Although, concussion symptoms fall into four main areas:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Sleep

Physical Symptoms:
Headaches, dizziness, nausea, blurry vision and balance problems.

Cognitive Symptoms:
Concentration problems, attention problems and memory problems.

Emotional Symptoms:
Include irritability, moodiness or depression. Children who have suffered a concussion may also experience different sleep patterns like excessive sleeping or difficulty falling asleep.

While a concussion won’t show up on imaging, doctors may still recommend imaging tests to rule out intercranial bleeding. The severity is determined by the number of symptoms and how many symptoms. The symptoms will resolve within a few weeks, but doctors say children who have suffered multiple concussions are at a higher risk of having longer recoveries and more severe symptoms, making it important to get children evaluated as soon as you notice the signs.

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Concussions are among the most
common traumatic brain injuries suffered
by athletes, and they can range from mild to severe.

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