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Concussions

Concussions occur when mild injury occurs to the brain, this is also known as traumatic brain injury which can be the result of whiplash or any strong impact to the head. If concussions are not treated at the scene, they can result in long-term brain damage. All concussions are very serious, and to avoid future injury, head health and is important. Studies show that while wearing a helmet is extremely important for head health, medical cannabis might also be effective in treating concussions.

In America, 5 million concussions occur annually. These numbers are rising particularly in middle school athletes. 5.3 million Americans live with a traumatic brain injury disability (CDC) and 5 out of 10 concussions go unreported or undetected.

Generally people believe that the number one symptom of a concussion is the suffer experiencing a loss of consciousness. This however, is untrue and in fact, 90% of concussion accidents, the suffers is conscious. Symptoms of consciousness vary from person to person and depending on the injury. Many will suffer from memory loss, confusion, drowsiness, dizzy, nausea and vomiting, impaired balance and more.

Generally someone who is suffering from a concussion are told not to rest, and to stay awake for as long as possible. Drinking water regularly and mild painkillers are recommended. Concussions generally take up to 24 hours to recover fully from, and for many, this can be a grueling process.

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