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Athletes and Concussion | Whole Body Health
The world concussion is kind of like the word heroin. It's this horrible thing that's happening everywhere in our culture. We hear about it affecting many people but we have no idea what to do about it. Now there is a solution! It means weeks off from playing a favorite sport, let alone reflex, speech, muscle coordination, memory, balance and confusion issues all affecting the individual. The medical definition of a concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including alteration of mental status and level of consciousness, resulting from mechanical force or trauma. It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 sports related concussions each year in the United States and that the possibility of having a concussion is around 19% each year of play. The statistics are especially high in sports like football, where it is estimated 34% of athletes have had one concussion and 20% multiple concussions. Adding to this is the fact
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