February 25, 2019
Concussions can happen anytime, but the addition of snow and ice can make winter sports extra precarious. The number of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years, and one in five athletes will experience one this year. It’s always cause for concern when someone hits their head, but some concussions require additional attention. Here’s what to look for:
Seek emergency care immediately if:
Other signs are harder to track, and may happen hours after the injury. These symptoms require a closer look by a nurse practitioner:
Take concussions seriously and contact your provider if you’re worried your child is showing signs of head trauma!