Concussions

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Overthe years, concussions have remained one of the most common types ofbrain injuries involving trauma. This injury is also called minorhead trauma. Other times medical practitioners prefer to call it mildtraumatic brain injury (mTBI). A concussion brings about a damage ofbrain utility the person, therefore, would be unable to do somethings due to the inability of the brain to work to its expectation.Many people around the world get concussions from time to time, thecause might be sports or accidents (Slobounov 103). Sports such asrugby are the most frequently affected by concussions. Most of theplayers here are diagnosed with the concussion after a match or evenafter training. Accidents, on the other hand, are frequent around theworld. For example, a person may be driving and get an accident afterthat he or she suffers a concussion. As people who witnessed thecrash, we should have prior knowledge of first aid and how to controlcomplications such as concussion before health officers arrive at thescene (Domino et al. 51). For this reason, there has been a keeninterest in the ways concussion can be controlled and prevented incase of its occurrence. This research has raised eyebrows modes ofmanaging concussions around the world. At the same time, a review ofthe damages that shocks cause on the human brain would be advisablesince this would help prevent other complications. Various healthorganization has made efforts to increase awareness all around theglobe on the matter (Domino et al. 73). But one of the most criticalquestion to ask here is in what ways has the war against concussionsbeen fought and how.

Significanceof studying this problem

Ina contextual view, concussion has played significant roles in thehealth community (Laskas 111). Its importance lies in the fact thatit has adverse effects on the person experiencing the problem. Thisaspect has been a great motivation to the works involving theresearch in concussions and how concussions relate to other neuralcomplications. In most times the patient would go through braintrauma which may be fatal to the ways in which he or she reasons andassociates with others (Asselin 149). If untreated the patient mayundergo fatal brain and health complications which may directly orindirectly lead to death. Previous research has shown that anestimated 3.8 million recreational and sports concussions occurannually. Statistics show that more that 2 million patients visithealth centers in the United States to complain about symptomsrelating to concussions (Domino et al. 106). This data shows thatthis number is a whole lot more in the world. More and more peopleare affected by concussions. This statistic shows an increase fromtime to time (SlobouNov 142). A comprehensive look into this matterwould show that the lives of people would be protected, in that, moresolutions would be found to help make the problem less fatal to thelife of a person. This particular issue has proved to be one of themost concerning conditions to the brain of a person. A breakthroughon this matter would mean that there would be the betterunderstanding of brain functions and how they help in the preventionof conditions such as concussions.

Analysisof previous literature

Oneof the most significant research results on concussions is the one bythe American family of physicians. Research made a substantial impactin the ways in which medical officers react to cases of concussions. This study identified the emotional, cognitive and slept aspects thatare related to the symptoms of concussions. At the same time, thisteam made relational evidence on the physical aspects that thesesymptoms have on the person experiencing a concussion. On a keenereye, these symptoms have several similarities on the patients. Forexample, the American Academy of Neurology identified that thesymptoms such as hazy feeling, blurry vision, and confusion are themost common (Laskas 131). Dr. Christopher Giza documented that thesymptoms of concussions involve, dizziness, behavior changes, andbalance issues. Dr. Sam Grandy, the Director of the Mount SinaiCenter for Cognitive Health, stated that a shock causes damage to thefrontal lobe. This interference may lead to the reduction in theinhibiting effect. For this reason, shocks associate with mood swings(Asselin 191). These research operations have made the great impactin the war against concussions. Integration of these aspects into thehealth treatment factors has proved to be one of the most significantsteps towards the prevention of concussions. But at the same time,all these efforts have left loopholes on the war against concussions.This aspect raises questions about the methods used to find theseadvancements and how to improve these improvements due to a largenumber of humans in the world.

Thesis

Inthe end, all these voices have proved to be significant in the healthcommunity. Here institutes such as the American Institute ofNeurology has made substantial efforts to the war against concussions(Laskas 171). Here this institute has been able to provide evidenceof the relational model of shock and human health. The informationfurnished has significantly impacted the treatment of concussionsaround the world. In a more contextual view, the research donetowards concussion has proved to be comprehensive, at the same time,more research should be done to identify most if not all the symptomsof concussions.

Conclusion

Ina nutshell, the discoveries made in this paper should motivate theneed to find out more about concussions and the ways in which variouspeople relate to it around the world. These discoveries would help inthe increasing of awareness of the war on concussions. At the sametime, this research on concussion inculcates curiosity on the leadingcauses of concussions. At the same time, even the existence ofextensive research cannot be enough to answer all the questionsregarding concussions. Some of these issues include: why is there nota clear method to stop concussions? How effective are the availabletreatments on a person who is having a concussion? If this researchwas to continue, a more descriptive view of the studies conducted.This more analytical perspective would help create a morecomprehensive and useful report on the ways in which concussions canbe controlled and treated.

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