Concussion Health Services
A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.
Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.
Fairfield Medical Center is partnering with Safe Kids Fairfield County to educate the community on the signs of a concussion, concussion prevention tips and concussion care.
Concussion Prevention Tips
When an athlete can see and anticipate a “hit” coming, he or she can use the strength in his or her neck to make it “stiff,” allowing for a decrease in head acceleration. This helps to decrease the amount of brain movement within the skull and potentially prevent a concussion.
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Common Concussion Myths
There are many myths surrounding concussions. Learn the facts about concussions.
Click here to download the Common Concussion Myths Debunked flier.
Second Impact Syndrome Facts
Second Impact Syndrome occurs when someone who has a concussion receives a blow to the body or head that results in a second concussion.
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Football Helmet Fitting Guidelines
Use this flier to make sure your child has the proper size helmet.
Click here to download the Football Helmet Fitting Guidelines flier.
Play it safe. Know the facts. It's better to miss one game than the whole season. Use this flier to know the symptoms of a concussion.
Click here to download the Concussion Facts flier.
Source: Center for Disease Control