NHL Season Has Started: Be Prepared – Check Out This Hockey Concussions Video
Hockey season is here again, and that means that fans will be out in full force cheering on their favorite teams and leagues will be out on the ice for their weekly bouts of competitive action. During the winter months, hockey is a great way to stay in shape and have fun – but it also comes with its own risks, not least of which are hockey concussions.
Check out this video from Health Choices First, “Hockey Concussions??? http://www.healthchoicesfirst.com/category/hockey/sports-medicine/hockey-concussion. In it, Dr. Larissa Roux discusses this head injury, which she states, in hockey, is often the result of trauma – such as a blow to the head.
For many, an unfortunate yet common assumption is that not all concussions are serious, but according to Roux, concussions are always serious, no matter what. Since they can cause neurological impairment, no matter how mild they may seem at the time, all concussions should be examined by a physician right away. Evidence has shown that a series of concussions, even if mild, can lead to long term impairment if left untreated, making immediate diagnosis and treatment essential in every case.
If you or someone you care about has suffered what might be a concussion, it is critical to seek out medical advice and treatment as soon as possible.
For more on treating hockey concussions please contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today by calling 416-800-0800.