Published on December 31st, 2012 | by admin0
A concussion is one of the most common head injuries that can occur. This can happen when the head (skull) is struck hard. this causes a disturbance of function to the nerve cells on the brain. It is important to protect yourself from such injury.
This injury can happen in soccer when to players jump to header the ball at the same time. Goalkeepers are also very prone to this injury as they must challenge players with the ball by throwing themselves at the ball
the symptoms are quite noticeble. victims of this injury can suffer from the following symptoms:
- Temporary unconsciousness
- loss of memory involving the incident
- vomiting and nausea
- blurred vision
If the head injury is severe and the person has lost concsiousness, then it is very important that you call the doctor. The doctor should admit the patient to the hospital for observation for 24 hours. If the injury is less severe, then home observation should be sufficient.
The patient should be watched closely for the first 12-24 hours. Once every so often, the patient should be asked questions such as their name, address etc. If they cannot remember these simple details, then a doctor should be contacted immediately.
Symptoms should dissapear on their own after the first few days or few weeks. Try to rest until the injury is completely healed and try not to put too much strain on the brain. Avoid too much television or reading a book. Avoid physical activity for a while and get lots of physical rest.