Coaches, Trainers, Athletes and Parents of Athletes Tony Chang, M.D., fellowship trained sports medicine specialist, conducted a free community lecture on concussions. Dr. Chang provided the latest information regarding concussions, injury causes, diagnoses, treatment and management. The Event Was Held: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6 PM Where: Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s office located […]
We’ve all heard a lot more about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in recent years. Medical practitioners now better understand how devastating and debilitating multiple concussions can be as they can affect the way a brain functions. As of 2012 all major professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB have […]
A new study suggests that children who have had a concussion previously are more likely to take longer to recover than children who experience their first concussion. Study Suggests Kids Take Longer to Recover after First Concussion The new study (“Time Interval Between Concussions and Symptom Duration”) published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in […]
New Research in Concussions Leads to Revised Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment
In March, the American Academy of Neurology updated its guidelines for managing concussions. The new guidelines now emphasize treating each concussion and each patient on a case-by-case basis. This is a departure from the idea of operating under a pre-defined scale to assess the severity of the concussion. The traditional technique which uses a grading scale to determine the intensity and severity of the concussion has been replaced with guidelines that favor removing athletes from play until they can be properly evaluated by a healthcare professional.