Brain injury - the invisible epidemic. According to CDC, brain injury will be the BIGGEST
public health problem by the year 2020. A concussion is a form of a brain injury.
The dangers of concussions - especially when untreated - are becoming more commonly known due to research in recent years. During the last decade, doctors visits for sport/recreation traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescent has increased by 60 per cent.
And returning to sport, school or work before you have completely healed from a concussion an have harmful impacts - in some cases - death.
Have you - or your child - been concussed either due to sport or in some other fashion? I want to hear from YOU!
As a reporter with the Huntsville Forester, a Metroland Media publication, I am currently working on an investigative piece surrounding concussions and the inherent dangers they pose.
I can throw facts at you all day but nothing hits home like a personal story. I want to hear about your concussion experience. If interested, email me at [email protected].