My head hurts! Treating sports-related concussions
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Recognizing the Symptoms of TBIs: · Any clear fluid or blood coming from the ears or nose · Swelling of the scalp · Severe headaches · Vomiting occurs three or more times · Blurred vision and/or inability to balance properly · Incapable of responding to others, semi-comatose state · Paralysis or difficulty in moving body parts · Body numbness or tingling sensation · Ringing in the ears, changes in hearing quality
Getting Back to the Game "When dealing with a TBI, it is very important to take the necessary precautions that the injury is fully healed before returning to play," states fellow ANS neurosurgeon, Johnathan Baskin, M.D. "There should be an open line of communication between the physician, athletic trainer, parent and injured person, so the athlete doesn't risk further injury. Even if the patient is feeling 100 percent recovered, it is recommended he pass the appropriate physical before jumping back into the game.”