Fall sports practices are in full swing! Did you know that almost 9% of all high school sport injuries are concussions? Football and soccer are the most common culprits1. It is important to keep a close eye on your active teenager for the following symptoms –
• Excessive sleepiness
• Mood change
• Sensitivity to light/noise
If you see any of the above symptoms, immediately seek medical attention2. If you want a full list of possible concussion signs, see the CDC link below.
Head trauma is a very serious injury. It can cause the atlas to misalign, possibly into a new position. Let Dr. Salminen know if you have had any recent head injuries!