concussion symptoms

The Four R's: Concussion Rules For Parents and Coaches

If an adult experiences an acute, sudden onset of chest pain, most people would say that the decision about whether that person had or is having a heart attack should be made by a doctor, that if you suspect something serious is going on, the person should get checked out right away by a medical professional. No smartphone app or test can - or should - take the doctor's place.

The same is true for concussions, say the experts.

If a parent, coach, or game official has reason to suspect that a player has suffered a concussion playing sports, the athlete should be checked out right away by a medical professional.

No matter what anyone may tell you, no smartphone app or sideline test can put a parent or a coach in a position to diagnose a concussion or determine on the sideline that it somehow safe for an athlete to return to play.

That job can ONLY be done by a licensed medical provider.

End of story.


Perception of Recovery After Concussion Influenced By "Good Old Days" Bias, Study Finds

The ability of teens, and, in the case of younger athletes, their parents, to accurately recall the severity of symptoms experienced before after a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) injury is subject to a "good old days" bias and declines dramatically over time, says a new study, which suggests that using symptom ratings of pre-injury functioning obtained as soon as possible after injury might result in a 5 to 7-fold improvement in a clinician's identification of patients who have clinically recovered from concussion.


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