Category Archives: post-concussion syndrome

Should athletes continue to play after a concussion?

Why athletes should not continue to play after a concussion

The majority of athletes continue to play after a concussion because they do not tell their trainers how they feel. Kay 2014, found that more than half of concussions sustained during athletic competition are never reported. Furthermore, trainers and coaches do not know the signs and symptoms of a concussion.   One study found that high … Continue reading Why athletes should not continue to play after a concussion

concussions and difficulty concentrating

Concussions and Difficulty Concentrating

A concussion is a transient, functional disturbance that temporarily alters the way our brains work. The majority of concussed individuals (80-90%) have no symptoms within 7-10 days after injury (McCrory et al, 2013). Nevertheless, 10-15% of concussed individuals will experience symptoms longer than 10 days. The international classification of diseases (ICD-10) classifies post-concussion syndrome (PCS) as … Continue reading Concussions and Difficulty Concentrating

Tension Headaches and Post Concussion Syndrome

Tension Headaches and Post Concussion Syndrome

What are Tension Headaches? Headaches are among the most prevalent healthcare disorders affecting North Americans. The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension-type headaches affect 30 – 80 % of the general population (women are 2x’s more likely to be afflicted) with the average individual experiencing tension headaches twice a month. Three … Continue reading Tension Headaches and Post Concussion Syndrome