Navigation Links
NJ Based Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists (ANS) Launch Tips on Concussion Awareness and Sports-safety Tips
Date:9/4/2013

Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

With the school year beginning, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including team sports. Last year over 1 million children visited a hospital emergency room with a sports-related injury. In fact, more than one million children sustain head injuries each year from a sports-related injury, but many who experience mild injuries never even consult with a medical professional after the incident. Knowing what precautions to take can help prevent injuries, including serious brain injuries. Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS), New Jersey’s largest private neurosurgical practice provides information on preventing and recognizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

“TBI’s are one of the most common conditions neurosurgeons see,” notes ANS neurosurgeon, Dr. Brian Beyerl. “Parents and coaches need to work together with children to ensure the safest playing conditions are being made available to today’s youth. Taking simple precautions, such as wearing the proper protective gear, can help increase a child’s safety.” Dr. Beyerl suggests some preventative measures and how to identify symptoms of TBI:

Preventative Tips

  • Make sure coaches are teaching the proper technique.
  • Check playing equipment routinely for wear or tear.
  • In contact sports, wear a protective mouth guard (must cover all teeth). The mouth guard can act as a shock absorber, if hit in an upward motion.
  • Strengthening neck muscles when conditioning can help to increase the force required to cause injury, i.e. concussion.
  • Appropriate protective gear must be worn to protect the head and neck; almost every sport has something that can be worn.

Recognizing the Symptoms

  • Any clear fluid or blood coming from the ears or nose
  • Swelling of the scalp
  • Severe headaches
  • Vomiting that occurs three or more times
  • Blurred Vision and/or dilated, unequal size of pupils
  • Dizziness or inability to balance properly
  • Incapable of responding to others, semi comatose state
  • Paralysis or difficulty in moving body parts
  • Body numbness or tingling sensation
  • Ringing in the ears, changes in hearing quality

Getting Back to the Game
“When dealing with a TBI, it is very important to make sure that that the injury is fully healed before returning to play,” states fellow ANS neurosurgeon, Jonathan Baskin, MD. “There should be an open line of communication among the physician, athletic trainer, parent and athlete to prevent risk of further injury. Even if the patient is feeling 100 percent recovered, it is recommended he/she pass the appropriate physical before jumping back into the game.” Understanding the severity of a TBI can decrease sports related injuries dramatically.

ANS evaluates patients with new and lingering head trauma symptoms. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit http://www.ansdocs.com or call 973.285.7800. Don’t let insurance come before your health. ANS sees all patients.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11074994.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cloud-Based EHRs with Integrated Billing Solutions May Save Thousands of Independent Physicians from Acquisition, Reveals Black Book RCM study
2. Mold Soils 40 Buses, My Cleaning Products Says Organic-Based Mold Removal Sprays are the Best Help to Clear the Fungus Fast and Safe
3. New Web Based Conservation Storefront Will Offer Hard to Find Advanced Efficiency Technologies
4. Wisconsin-Based Employee Benefits Administrator Makes Annual Inc. 500
5. 5000 List & Named a Top 100 U.S. Insurance Company for Growth
6. Performance Health Supports Evidence-Based Practice with Annual Research Meeting -- Collaborative Product Research Enables Evidence-Led Decisions That Benefit Patients
7. Insurance Brokers Express Worries About Compensation Rates for Exchange-Based Sales in Latest Issue of AIS's Health Plan Week
8. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Identifies Urgent Need for Competency-Based Suicide Prevention Training for Psychiatric Mental Health RNs
9. Buffalo, NY - Chattanooga, Tennessee-Based The Honest Pint Installs Ellickson USA’s Draft Tables
10. Advanced Phase Change Material Market (Inorganic, Organic & Bio-Based) Worth $1,150 Million by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
11. Protein-based urine test predicts kidney transplant outcomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: