More and more, the issue of head trauma is being reported and the long term effects are better understood. Once brushed aside as a mere bump on the head, the cumulative effect of this injury has the potential of being truly life changing. Football is the first thing most of us think of, but many other sports, players are at risk of head injuries.
In fact, girls soccer was said to be the greatest risk of concussions. “Researchers have identified low neck mass and strength as the weak link that allows these injuries to occur when it comes to soccer concussions. Women tend to have less neck mass and strength than men do.” *
Trips and falls are incurred by many older people and injuries in places like bathrooms are among the greater risk. Understanding what a concussion is and how to deal with it is very important.
For Head Injuries, a Problem in Practice, Alan Schwarz, New York Times
As Injuries Rise, Scant Oversight of Helmet Safety, Alan Schwarz, New York Times
WHY CONCUSSIONS IN SOCCER AFFECT GIRLS DIFFERENTLY THAN BOYS *
Sex Differences and the Incidence of Concussions Among Collegiate Athletes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC233178/ , Journal of Athletic Training, Tracey Covassin,*C. Buz Swanik,† and Michael L. Sachs
Girl athletes at risk for concussions as ‘culture of resistance’ keeps rates high
https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/girl-athletes-risk-concussions-culture-resistance-keeps-rates-high-8c11496420, Linda Carroll, NBC News.com