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

  • 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.


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