In February 2012, the Mayo Clinic released a report on the study of traumatic brain injuries. One of the findings was that mild traumatic brain injuries may have more severe effects than previously understood.
The study author, Allen Brown, M.D., director of brain rehabilitation research at Mayo Clinic stated, "Even mild traumatic brain injuries can affect sensory-motor functions, thinking and awareness, and communication."
Mild traumatic brain injuries are often seen as a result of playing contact sports or as a result of being hit in the head with a ball, bat, stick or even protective equipment.
UNC Chapel Hill conducted a study of brain injuries among high school football players nationwide last year and found that they are on the rise.
Mild traumatic brain injuries are serious injuries and must be treated and monitored properly. If you or your child suffered a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury from playing sports, it is vital to have a doctor examine you or the family member. Mild traumatic brain injuries are not so "mild" as the name suggests.
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