It is nearly impossible to separate football and concussions these days, particularly after a $1 billion legal settlement against the NFL. According to a USA Today story, the NFL expects as many as 6,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday because of the hits to the head players experience.
The hitting in the NFL is often compared to being in a severe car crash.
But what if you really are in a severe car crash? Shouldn’t you be just as concerned?
Football players often try and shake off a hit and go back in the game, feeling like they can still play. The NFL now has doctors on the sidelines to specifically watch for concussion symptoms and to protect players from themselves.
If professional athletes can’t tell they have a concussion, how would you know after a car crash? Who is looking out for you?
And what about Second Impact Syndrome (SIS)? According to the Mayo Clinic, “Experiencing a second concussion before signs and symptoms of a first concussion have resolved may result in rapid and usually fatal brain swelling.”
Simply, a second hit to your head after a concussion-causing car crash could be fatal. That’s SIS.
Other complications or concussions include:
- Postconcussion syndrome
- Post-traumatic headaches
- Post-traumatic vertigo
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, traumatic brain injuries like concussions cost an estimated $76 billion in direct and indirect medical expenses.
Concussions are dangerous, scary, expensive health problems. Professional athletes now have doctors on standby and unions protecting their rights.
Who is protecting your rights?
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