Concussions and Brain Health
What parents of young athletes need to know
Do you know what to do if your child takes a blow to the head during a game? What are the signs and symptoms to look for if you think your child has suffered a concussion? When can my child return to sports after a concussion? As a parent, these are important questions to be asking yourself, especially if your child is involved in sports. This conversation is important because concussions are a form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and can alter the way the brain functions. Early research shows that a developing child’s or adolescent’s brain is even more vulnerable to impact than an adult brain.
Learn more about some of the most common concussion questions by reading the stories below:
If you have a child in sports, like football or soccer, you have probably gotten some information on concussions. Learn when and how imaging can play a role in diagnosing this potentially serious injury.
What do you do if your child takes a blow to the head during a game? CDI's Dr. Blake Johnson discusses what parents need to know about the dangers of a concussion.
How soon is too soon to get back in the game after a child gets a concussion? Before you decide to let your child return to play, watch this story of a 13-year-old soccer player, Hannah.
A star student and speed skater had to rebuild her life after two concussions. What parents need to know if it happens to your child