Rebecca A. Demorest, M.D., F.A.A.P., discusses concussion warning signs and treatment

Rebecca A. Demorest, M.D., F.A.A.P., discusses concussion warning signs and treatment

Athletes of all ages, coaches, and parents should be aware of the symptoms and warning signs of a concussion. Caused by a traumatic hit to the head and common in contact sports such as football and hockey, or sports that do not require a helmet, including soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, a concussion that is not treated quickly and properly can cause prolonged symptoms.

Athletes of all ages, coaches, and parents should be aware of the symptoms and warning signs of a concussion. Caused by a traumatic hit to the head and common in contact sports such as football and hockey, or sports that do not require a helmet, including soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, a concussion that is not treated quickly and properly can cause prolonged symptoms.

Dr. Rebecca Demorest, pediatric and young adult sports medicine doctor at Webster Orthopedics, provides insight for RadioMD on concussion warning signs to watch for in young athletes and proper treatment methods for athletes who have suffered a concussion.

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