Preventing Concussions in Children During Summer Sports Activities
A concussion is a potentially dangerous brain injury that is common to high-contact sports such as football. This brief video animation shows how a concussion happens and what effects it has on the brain.
Concussion usually only results in mild symptoms such as a temporary headache or loss of consciousness, but medical studies show that repeated or severe injuries can affect cognition and motor skills. A helmet can reduce the likelihood and severity of a concussion, but it is essential to have a medical inspection at any signs of persistent concussion symptoms.
When your child needs high-quality medical attention following a sports injury, Mountain View Hospital is available to provide timely and individualized medical care. Just contact our 24-Hour Consult-A-Nurse service at (702) 233-5474 to schedule an appointment.