The Daily Medical recently came out with an article summarizing our medical knowledge in regards to concussions. The good news is that we know more than you might think. The bad news is that we are still a long way away from being able to fully understand and beat traumatic brain injuries.

So, as the article asks, what is a concussion? The article describes how your brain is encased in that general protects it from coming into contact with the walls inside your head. However, when am impact actually does cause your brain to hit your skull walls, the membranes surrounding your brain cells begin to leak potassium. When this happens, the leaky cell requires an injection of more energy to stay function. At the same time, calcium flows into the membrane. The brain is forced to siphon the calcium back out. The resulting “energy crisis” makes it harder to move, speak and even think.

The article also details a few misconceptions that parents often have about concussions and TBI. The first is that a cat-scan or MRI can be used to diagnosis a brain injury. Unfortunately, only direct observation such as through tests of balance and reflex can be used to diagnosis TBI. At the same time, some parents do not have a grasp on the guidelines regarding when their children should return to playing sports.

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