Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury In Sports
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating through the head that interferes with normal brain function. TBI can develop when the head has suddenly and roughly hit an object or when an object penetrates the skull and penetrates brain tissue. Symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the level of brain damage. Mild cases (mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) can cause brief changes in mental state or consciousness, while severe cases can cause prolonged periods of unconsciousness, coma or even death.
The leading cause of death in sports injuries is traumatic brain damage. Sports and recreation activities make up to 21% of all brain injuries in most of the children and adolescents. Since traumatic brain injury (TBI) cannot get cured, care must be taken to prevent injury hence the following tips.
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