Former MLB player discusses the effects of concussions on playing & in every day life.

Fun fact: Jim McMahon's chiropractor in this ESPN documentary, Scott Rosa, is one of our diplomate teachers at our LIVE Concussion Roulette™ workshop!

•In 2012 there were 3,800,000 concussions reported, double what was reported in 2002.

                                                                                                                        -National Institutes of Health

•33% of all concussions happen at practice.

                               -Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

•Neck strength is a predictive factor for concussions. 

                                                            -National Institutes of Health


•There are 5 million concussions annually (biggest age group is middle schoolers). 

                                                                                                 -Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


•70% of student athletes with possible concussions do NOT report the symptoms.

                                                                                                  -Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

•50% of coaches do not know a player has had a suspected concussion at practice.
                                                                                                         -Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

•Over 50% of concussed people have resultant sleep disorder.

                                                                             -National Institutes of Health

•The brain is only 2% of total body weight, but it uses 50% of the fuel.

                                                                                          -National Institutes of Health

•Decline in grades, SAT scores, & likelihood of attending college after a concussion.

                                                                                                                  -National Institutes of Health

•Do not use body creams if you are doing a fast for Concussion related symptoms.

                                                                                                               -National Institutes of Health

•1 in 5 athletes will experience a concussion during a season. 

                                                             -Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

•Leaky Gut happens within 3 hours of head trauma.

                                                          -National Institutes of Health

•One of the first signs of early Alzheimers is constipation.

                                        -National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Aging

Top 5 Symptoms of Concussion

1. Headache

2. Feeling slowed down

3. Difficulty Concentrating

4. Dizziness

5. Fogginess

6. Fatigue

7. Blurry vision

8. Light sensitivity

9. Memory Dysfunction

10. Balance dysfunction

-Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Top 10 sports for Concussion 

1. Mens wrestling

2. Men's ice Hockey

3. Women's Ice Hockey

4. Men's Football

5. Women's Soccer

6 . Women's lacrosse

7. Women's Basketball

8. Women's Field hockey

9. Men's Basketball

10. Women's Volleyball 

-The American Journal of Sports Medicine


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