The Total Helmets Riley Uses For All Sports

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Part I

Group Members:
Abby Kirkpatrick
Anthony Hibbs
Carter Baker
Riley Walton

Topic:
Our topic was to research how many total helmets Riley uses for all sports and to find the total amount of concussions per sport.

Background:
Concussions are one of the most serious, yet overlooked injuries in the world. The term concussion is defined as a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. Injuries like these can cause a loss of consciousness, however most concussions do not. This makes concussions
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Concussions are mainly caused by the gelatinous brain being forcefully hit against the inner walls of the skull. A violent blow to the head or upper body can cause the brain to shift in various directions in a skull. Sudden starting and stopping of the body can also purpose this type of violent movement within the head. This is why brain injuries can originate from violent shaking of the head or car accidents. Participating in contact sports, being involved in military combat, and having previous concussions are all high risk factors for brain damages.
The severeness in these types of head injuries can greatly vary. Many concussions will eventually result in a full recovery, but others may permanently alter the brain. Complications such as epilepsy and schizophrenia can be the result of concussions over time. Evidence also exists indicating that people who have had multiple concussive brain injuries over the course of their lives may acquire lasting, and even progressive, impairment that limits their ability to function. Postconcussion syndrome is another complication that consists of the symptoms of a concussion occurring up to a few days after the time of the actual injury. However, discovering a concussion several days later may be too late to
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