Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
For many years, the generally accepted guidelines for treating concussion called for the patient to completely avoid activity or too much stimulation in the days following diagnosis. A new study says there is no clear evidence that this approach benefits the concussion patient.
Educating yourself about this serious brain injury and its potential dangers can lead to more prompt recognition if it happens to you or a loved one. Knowing the signs will help you avoid potential delay in evaluation and recovery.
Millions of concussions occur each year. If you or a loved one suffer a blow to the head, watch for symptoms of a more severe brain injury.
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