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Do You Know How to Spot a Concussion?

upset-patient-talking-to-doc.jpgRecent scientific studies have confirmed what medical professionals have been warning people about for years. Concussions are far more dangerous than society has ever imagined. These traumatic brain injuries have been linked to depression, mood swings, and below average school performance. This could worry any parent, especially since these injuries often go undetected. Well, your Macon brain injury attorneys are looking out for you, and we've got some symptoms for you to watch out for.

How to Spot a Concussion

If you're worried that a child might have sustained a concussion during a sporting event, there are some signs that you should keep an eye out for.

  • Is the child stumbling or wobbling while they are coming off the field?
  • Is the child slow to respond to coaches or other players?
  • Does the child have a glazed look in their eyes?

If a young athlete experiences a hit to the head and shows any of these signs, they should be taken to the sidelines and evaluated immediately. Other symptoms to keep an eye out for include:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • poor concentration
  • lack of focus

Concussions can be a very tricky injury, and if a child takes another hard hit after sustaining a concussion, their recovery time can double. This can lead to other consequences like more severe symptoms as well as a breakdown of motor functions and some social skills.

So if you see your child trying to play through these symptoms, speak up. Coaches, teachers, and parents have a responsibility to guard these children from brain injuries. It will help guard their futures, and it will help them stay healthy. For more information about concussions and child safety, keep following our blog, or log on to Twitter and Facebook.

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