What Happens In the Brain After a Concussion?
If you watch sports on television, especially football, you’ve almost certainly seen a player suffer a concussion. It occurs following a hard hit in which the contact is either made between player and helmet, or helmet and ground.
Unfortunately, these types of injuries are far more common than they should be. It’s important for players to fully understand what happens to the brain during and after a concussion, as well as why it’s important to follow the protocols before returning to the game.
The Impact During the Concussion
A concussion is a mild form of a traumatic brain injury. When it happens, the brain comes into contact with the inside of the skull, potentially causing bruising. The jolt can cause damage to the nerve tissue and nerve cell function can be impacted, resulting in loss of consciousness.
Other damages can occur, as well, including the production of harmful chemicals, problems with molecule transport, ion imbalances, and inflammation. These can all recover, but they all play a role in possibly worsening the symptoms of a concussion.
After a Concussion
Following a concussion, there are plenty of symptoms that may be experienced by the injured individual. The symptoms can include continuous headaches, problems with short-term memory, difficulty with fatigue, dizziness, trouble focusing, increased sensitivity to light, and ringing between the ears.
The symptoms can clear up after a few weeks following the concussion. It’s important to ensure you’re taking the steps to be careful following the concussion, and avoiding any situation in which another concussion is possible.
At Shrader & Associates, L.L.P., we represent student athletes who have sustained significant head injuries due to multiple concussions during their playing careers. These athletes gave their bodies, and when the NCAA doesn’t protect them, they should be held accountable.
Our sports injury concussion attorneys are here to protect your rights for a long time. Trust that we’re able to piece together the evidence necessary to guide you through the legal matters that lie ahead and help you seek compensation.
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