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Sports-related Concussions: What Parents Need to Know

posted on WED, SEP 6 2017 by Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Whether it’s speed skating or hockey, football or soccer, there’s a risk that comes with almost any sport. Despite great advancements in concussion awareness, legislation, and protocols, you might not know what to do if your child suffers an impact that could cause a concussion. In this story, we go to the experts to find out what kind of tests will help determine the extent of the damage. Also find out what you need to do to make sure your child doesn’t suffer a second and potentially more dangerous blow.



If your child plays football, click here to see what tests might be needed after a hard impact on the field.

Find out more about spotting concussion symptoms by clicking here

To hear more of Hannah Sipe’s story and learn about when it is safe to let your child get back in the game, click here.



About Dr. Johnson
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.R. is the Twin Cities Medical Director and director of neuroimaging at Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). Dr. Johnson has lectured at national and international conferences on a broad spectrum of central nervous system imaging topics and spine pain management. Read his full bio here.


About Dr. Leifer:
David M. Leifer, M.D. is a board certified abdominal and body imaging radiologist practicing at Methodist Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Texas. Read his full bio here.

 

 


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