There is more new medical information about concussion, especially pediatric concussions, in the past 3 years than in the previous 10. We now know that it’s much more complicated and substantial than we used to think and we’re beginning to understand how better to treat children who’ve been injured.
Pediatric Concussion Management
Getting Back in the “Game”
This video is another one of Dr. Mike Evans productions where he explains in clear language what a concussion is and how it is treated. More specifically how a child should help themselves heal so they can have the best chance of returning to full activity levels – always the goal.
It is an updated version of his previous video (still available) which includes all the new information we’ve learned about the topic over the last several years of player observation and research – and that’s a lot!
You’ll also note that this post adds to the growing collection of articles I’ve written in this series about concussion in children and teens; which not only reflects the fact that concussion makes up a huge percentage of cases of morbidity and death in the US, but that it’s also largely preventable and therefore unnecessary – as well as one of the hottest topics in medical research these days. Give all of them a look-see, the links are in the box below.
[The web site www.allkids.org/ has more information or, better yet, you can contact your own school’s administration for information about your local return to learning policies.]
10 Posts in This Series
- Video- concussion management – 30 May 2016
- Return to Learning - school policies – 18 May 2016
- Video: Concussion 101 – 6 May 2016
- TBI, concussion and early nutrition – 28 Apr 2016
- 5 things to know – 12 Sep 2015
- Football and brain damage – 21 Aug 2015
- 10 scary issues – 18 Jun 2015
- Reading test a predictor of concussion – 30 May 2014
- New guidelines for sports – 27 Jul 2013
- More dangerous than we thought – 24 Jul 2013