Posted by Drew Scary on 10th Apr 2021
Let's talk about something that people in sports hate to bring up: concussions.A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) where your brain essentially sloshes around, causing inflammation.
Symptoms may include, but aren't limited to: loss of consciousness, memory loss, sensitivity to light and sound, headaches, difficulty with thinking, concentration, or balance, nausea, blurred vision, sleep disturbances, and mood changes. Any of these symptoms may begin immediately, or appear days after the injury.
Concussion should be suspected if a person indirectly or directly hits their head and experiences any of the symptoms of concussion. You can also get a concussion from not hitting your head at all - whiplash or falling on your tailbone can send massive amounts of energy up your spine and rattle your brain. Symptoms can last just a week or two, months, or even years, and their effects can compound in cases where someone has had multiple. Please see a medical professional if a concussion is suspected at all.
Concussions are not something to be taken lightly, but if we are informed and take necessary precautions, we can reduce the risk of concussion and injury severity. We only carry tested and certified helmets that can save lives. We are always happy to inspect your existing helmet for cracks and heat damage that can affect their efficiency, and help to properly fit helmets to make sure you are protected wherever you roll. Plus, with so many different colors and designs available, they definitely won't cramp your style.
Drew Glucksman (aka Drew Scary)
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