Concussions, they are the most common injury not only in sports but also in everyday life. Concussions affect any gender, size, and age, and the severity has no age limit, it will affect anyone no matter how they obtain the injury. Concussions are found mostly in today’s youth who play organized sports. Concussions are crippling the minds of our youth in today’s society because of all of the contact sports they are associated in. The goal of this paper is to show information to prove how concussions happen and how we can help prevent them.
A concussion is a injury to the brain that causes temporary improper function of the brain. Concussions have been on the rise in the past few years due to the fact of high impact sports. Most of these high impactful sports are America’s past time for little kids because they go outside and play sports such as, football, baseball, basketball and soccer unsupervised with no warning of safety hazards. ” More than 62,000 concussions are sustained each year in high school contact sports, and among college football players, 34 percent have had one concussion, and 20 percent have endured multiple concussions. (The American).
Parents are just as responsible for these injuries as the sports and the kids are. It is clear what is causing these injuries to children and adults. Reckless behavior. Sports do cause concussions but so does reckless behavior such as car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, fights and many more. ” Anyone can become injured during a fall, car accident, or any other daily activity. If you participate in impact sports such as football or boxing, you have an increased risk of getting a concussion. “(Concussion). This is why you see ost concussions in teenagers because of reckless behaviors they seem to think is fun and is okay today. Reckless behavior is not a problem we can solve, people are going to do what they want and we can not stop them, but we can make an effort to reduce these hooligan shenanigans.
Concussions are affecting the mental development of our youth and people who do not have fully developed brain. Concussions slow down the thinking process of the brain and diminish abilities to react fast. Anyone who has had a concussion should not return to sports or strenuous activities without a doctor’s permission. Getting a second concussion before the first concussion is healed can cause a condition known as second impact syndrome (SIS), which can increase the chances of severe brain swelling and may be fatal”(Concussion). With a concussion it stresses the brain to focus on anything, so school work is not a very good idea, because you will get massive headaches because you are straining your brain. Concussions being the rising injury of America, people would of course be looking for ways to solve and prevent these injuries from happening.
People know what mostly causes the concussions, aggressive, high impactful sports such as football, hockey, basketball, baseball and soccer. Scientists are working to make these sports safe, adding more padded helmets and certain rule restrictions against head to head contact. The rules will add a positive spin to these sports, because every time you break a rule you will get a very expensive fine. ” Keith McCants, the fourth pick of the 1990 NFL draft, screened Will Smith’s movie “Concussion” and told The MMQB: “We were paid to give concussions.
If we knew that we were killing people, I would have never put on the jersey”(Retired NFL). Concussions also come from foolish actions that not only hurt you, but it hurts other too. “Participating in a high-risk sport, such as football, hockey, soccer, rugby, boxing or other contact sport; the risk is further increased if there’s a lack of proper safety equipment and supervision”(Concussions Signs). Concussions can occur from anything, not just accidents or sports. It can come from just hitting your head too hard on a cabinet or a car door.
So this concussions that happen from just a simple bump of your head. There is no way to prevent that from happening because people are going to be people and we are clumsy. These scientists can try all they want too, they aren’t going to fix people. Millions and billions of dollars have been put into research to help prevent concussions from happening. We can not prevent concussions from happening. They are too common and too easy to get. If we use the info that we get from the studies, we can’t prevent them but we can help reduce them.
This money that is being used to research the concussions is more than just studying the brain, tests are being performed on the daily to see the impact of these injuries. “We have incredible progress that has been made, not only in rule changes, but also in what we saw today with materials and protection that will prevent these injuries from happening. From protocols that we implemented, research we are doing, coaching changes we have had, in taking certain techniques out of the game. What you are seeing is an incredible amount of progress and real impact”(Roger Goodell).
There any many different ways that concussions are problems. Can we solve this issue? No, we will not be able to prevent this issue from happening. It will continue happen, there is no way in (Concussions: Signs) preventing concussions from happening because they occur in everyday life there is really no true way to prevent these injuries from happening. They occur all over America on a daily basis and throughout all ages. We can do all the research and add all the rules we want but we really can not prevent these injuries from happening.
Yes, it is a problem, but will we prevent them? No we can not prevent them from happening no matter how precautionary we are about them. So concussions will always be a problem in America, through sports and everyday activities. “It’s critical to protect children from head injuries because their brains are still developing and the tissue isn’t fully formed,” Dr. Joseph Rempson, co-director of the Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation at Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute in Summit, New Jersey, told Live Science. “(Concussions: Signs).