Injuries can be caused through playing sports and getting in accidents at any moment of time. Soccer is known as a contact sport from headers to player-player contact. Any type of contact while playing soccer the risk of injuries depend on how hard the compact is. Injuries from playing soccer that are common are concussions, they are a major factor that can cause brain-trauma. Soccer isn’t the only sport with the risk of concussions, any sport with any physical contact has a risk of concussions, or any other injuries. Concussions have been a large factor to brain-trauma throughout the years in many sports throughout history. Throughout the speech I will be talking about the history of concussions, secondly symptoms and causes, and lastly …show more content…
Concussions can change the way people think and react to anything in their daily lives. In Concussion by Mark Halstead, he states that some individuals who have had concussions may have a prolonged course of symptoms lasting beyond 3 to 4 weeks that is known as post-concussive syndrome. Severe Brain Trauma leaves a chance for different emotions and personalities depending on the rate of how bad the concussion affects the person. In the article “An Overview of Concussion History and Needed research” by Thomas Budinger, it states that in 1848, Phineas Gage was penetrated by an iron spike, after a miraculous recovery his personality changed so much that he appeared to be a different person. Personality change is an effect of concussions and can depend on the person and how hard the impact was. Now that I have discussed about what concussions are, lets now move on to the symptoms and causes of concussions from sports.
The Symptoms of concussions can appear after contact to the head and usually come from playing sports competitively. The most common symptoms of concussion are usually right after contact or few hours afterwards. According to the article Concussion published by the Mayo Clinic accessed on October 11, 2017 they state that symptoms of concussions are headache, loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and delayed speech or response. Symptoms usually appear from a few minutes to 4 days after the incident of contact
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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”.
Supporting Idea/Evidence What exactly is a concussion? There technically isn’t a universal definition but the most common used by sports medicine is MTBI or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. It caused by an immediate stop that causes you brain to come in contact with you skull. It can cause,” permanent memory loss, depression and personality change.” If not taken serious and treated properly over the correct amount of time you could risk death by having a second hit to your head. (tator,1)
First we must define what a concussion is, according to Graham, R., Rivara who wrote the book over concussions in youth (2014), states that a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. Going more in detail about the inner workings of the brain, it is made of soft tissue. Also cushioned by spinal fluid that both provide a protective shell of the skull. When you sustain a concussion, the impact can jolt your brain. Sometimes, it literally causes it to move around in your head. There are three different types of concussions they are graded as mild (grade 1), moderate (grade 2), or severe (grade 3), depending on such factors as loss of consciousness, amnesia, and loss of equilibrium according to Kimbler,, D. E. (2011) and the news journal Concussion and the Adolescent Athlete. In a grade 1 concussion, symptoms last for less than 15 minutes. There is no loss of consciousness.With a grade 2 concussion, there is no loss of consciousness but symptoms last longer than 15 minutes. And in a grade 3 concussion, the person loses consciousness, sometimes just for a few seconds.A lot of people only think that concussions can come from sports
Close your eyes and imagine yourself as Nick Fitzgerald running the ball across the goaline you get the snap and the Boom next thing you know you are being woken up by a trainer you just experienced a concussion (Attention Graber)
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A concussion is a complex series of trauma that affects the brain. They can be caused by a direct blow to the brain or an indirect hit directed to someone’s body. Some of the symptoms are brain related such as headaches, memory loss, and nausea. Headaches and dizziness are the leading reported symptoms of a brain injury. Concussions can have symptoms affecting a person’s emotions like sadness and drowsiness. Researchers have concluded after studies that athletes who receive one concussion are one-two times more likely to get a second one. The CDC has
Concussions are common due to the fact that there is not much protection between the skull and the brain. The medical definition of a concussion is, “ A traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth,” ( What is a Concussion). Concussions can cause temporary loss of consciousness due to the bruising of the brain and the force of the impact. During the impact, “The brain [may] bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes, sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). That is why concussions can have such a lasting impact. Depending on the extent, most concussions only last for a few days to a week, but some can last for months due to the damage. Concussions are put into categories based on how long they are believed to last so doctors know how long to keep athletes out from strenuous activity. “Concussions are graded as mild (grade 1), moderate (grade 2), or severe (grade 3), depending on such factors as loss of consciousness, amnesia, and loss of equilibrium” (Lava ). With each grade, there are different symptoms and differences in how long they last.
A concussion occurs when someone is hit really hard in the head with or without an object, or their body had been shaken violently like in a car accident (W Cornell). Some of the symptoms of a concussion are Dizziness, headache, double vision, lack of coordination, lack of coronation, etc. You could treat a concussion with rest, avoid stuff that could trigger your symptoms like if the light bothers your eyes wear something to cover them. Or like returning back to the game to early.
Imagine how it must feel to take a hit in the head so unimaginably hard at a fast pace, that the diagnosis is a life threatening concussion; a bruise or painful scar of the brain; truly traumatizing, isn’t it? When is getting a life threatening concussion alright for you, is it okay when you’re young(under the age of twelve) and your neck, brain and spine are still in development or when you’re older and your body is all beat up and used to it’s maximum; which one? Definition of Concussion: Acceleration and/or deceleration of the brain within the skull (Collins). Symptoms of Concussions: Physical symptoms - headaches, nausea, dizziness, increased sensitivity to light and noise. Mental symptoms - fogginess and difficulty
The short-term symptoms and effects that occurs after a concussion has happen are headaches and dizziness, they began to occur due to the pressure that is being put to the players head. Headaches and dizziness are the most common symptoms experienced from concussions. Although the symptoms may seem so simple and harmless it can cause a brain trauma and effect the player in the long run. Furthermore they begin to feel confusion, lack of coordination, and memory loss appearing to be stunned or dazed. When that began to occur it’s the tau protein that is building up causing it to take over the body's emotion and movement. The substantial impacts such as the long-term effects are still being studied but are very rare in most cases
The most common systems with concussion are headaches, insomnia, anxiety, loss of concentration and sensitivity to noise and light. It can also cause nausea, emotional behavior problems, processing information, slowed speech, and impairment of the body functions. Personality changes can also occur from post-concussion syndrome, from passive to aggressive behavior can effect a person’s well being. Loss of balance and equilibrium and can also cause vertigo (Mayo Clinic page1).
Serious symptoms of a concussion might include: headache or a feeling of pressure in the head, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion or feeling as if in a fog, amnesia surrounding the traumatic event, “seeing stars,” or dizziness, possible ringing in the ears, nausea/vomiting, slurred speech, delayed response to questions, appearing dazed, fatigue, and more (Mayo, 2014). Many sources say that symptoms vary with each case. If none of the more serious symptoms are present, the patient may have a concussion not requiring a visit to the Emergency Room (Cornell,
Concussions, the rattling of the brain due to a blow to the head, are frequently occurring in the game of soccer. In the year 2010, more high school soccer players had concussions than basketball, baseball, wrestling and softball players combined (Chemi 5). Concussions occur from a players head being struck with a ball, contact with another player, goal post or any other cause of the shaking of the brain. According to a study done for concussions associated with soccer players in 2007, 67.7% of reported concussions are from player contact(Bain 7). Overall, soccer is a physical sport, especially at higher levels. Basically, concussions are bound to happen. According to Broglio, a soccer athlete sustains 2,000 blows to the head from heading a ball in a 300 game career(2). This only includes game situations not practices. The impact from the ball causes the brain to shake back and forth hitting against the interior of your skull. The sudden movement of the brain causes cells to stretch and tear, altering the balance between certain functions in the brain that are needed in order to efficiently function (Science 5). Once the head is struck the cells must spring into action in order to return to the effective chemical state (Science 5). This causes the cell and brain to be in a stressful state, leaving it struggling to function in an orderly manner or in some cases,
Could you imagine not having the option of playing sports when you were a kid? Although some people believe concussions would be lowered if children under the age of 16 did not play sports, the school district shouldn't ban sports because children's mental, physical, and social health are improved.