Concussion Thesis Statement

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1. Introduction
Concussion is a brain injury caused by movement of brain within the skull due to external forces that may cause sudden acceleration or decoration of a person such as collisions. It is a traumatically induced transient disturbance to the functioning of the brain caused by complex pathophysiological process (Harmon et al.). A bump, blow, or jolt to the head may cause concussion. Concussions also emanates from a blow to the body that causes the head and hence the brain to move quickly back and forth, causing the brain to bounce around or twist within the skull. Many people/studies refer to concussions as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) (Harmon et al.).
The sudden movement of brain inside the skull causes the brain to swell. This sudden movement of the brain causes the brain cells to stretch and tear, damaging the cells and creating chemical changes within the brain. It may not be obvious to parents, coaches, trainers and
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Some patients, however, do experience post-concussion syndrome (PCS) with symptoms lasting longer than expected. Post-concussion syndrome can include physical, cognitive, and emotional problems, including headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating or completing tasks, irritability, and the sense that you “just don’t feel like yourself”.
This will ultimately cause some desperation to those affected, as performing daily chores will be difficult. Long-term effects of concussions are rare with sportspersons and any other people for that matter. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) results to symptoms similar to those of concussion, but individuals with these TBIs often experience more severe problems with paying attention and loss of short-term memory, have difficulty performing daily tasks (e.g. practicing, learning, involvement in games, etc.), and report feeling “slower”
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