If your children play football or any contact sport, do they face the risk of injuring their head? Yes. If he or she never experiences a concussion, are they risk-free from any negative changes in the brain? No.
Shields Health Care Group Blog
'Tis the season – spring sports have begun. Every year, millions of school-aged children participate in sports, exposing them to the benefits of team work, exercise and perseverance; but also the risk of injury. A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shared data in 2011 showing that approximately 300,000 kids under the age of 19 were treated annually for sports and recreational-related injuries. Approximately 6.5% of these? Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Over a ten year period, the estimated number of sports-related TBI visits increased 62%.
You’ve just learned that your child’s doctor recommends an MRI. Whether it’s a baseball injury, a concussion, a neurological concern or another condition, every parent wants the same thing – to ensure their child’s safety and speedy recovery. While your doctor will go over the specifics of the exam and what to expect, there are some tips that can just help make the process easier and less stressful. Shields Health Care Group, the experts in MRI, share information and tips on how to prepare your little one for an MRI.
Marc Savard and Don Hasselback have raised awareness of concussions and the toll head trauma can take on the individual, as an athlete and in everyday life.