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    The best way to prevent concussions

    Pain in the front of the head is the most common spot for your head to hurt when you have a concussion. (Photo from Flickr).

    Concussions are a significant deal in the sports world, and as doctors learn more about them, they become even more serious for athletes . Brain health is extremely important, and doctors want to make sure people who get concussions can recover and, more importantly, help prevent it from happening again. 

    Students most often get concussions while playing sports. Many people seem to think people can not do anything to prevent them, which is false. Most people probably do not even know the neck has muscles that can be strengthened, and it is important to work them out for physical and mental health. 

    Senior Bae Glasgow talked about his experience with concussions and how he was able to fully recover from them and prevent them from happening again.

     “I never knew you could workout your neck and learning about that was extremely helpful for me personally,” Glasgow said. 

    Gus Kalas, senior, also had his own battle with concussions and has tips on how he fully recovered, as well. 

    “I dealt with some concussion problems in my past, and some lingering effects came with them, but I learned about how if I strengthened my neck a lot of my problems would go away,” Kalas said.

    “I had a concussion about a year and a half ago, and I ended up having to go to physical therapy to strengthen my neck, and since then I haven’t had a concussion, and when I do get hit in the head, it doesn’t even hurt as much,” said  Seamus DeVol, senior, on his battle with concussions.

    Concussions are a problem and many people do not know how to best prevent them. Now having a strong neck will not prevent every concussion, no injury is completely preventable.Obviously, an athlete can never fully prevent injuries of any kind, but having a strong neck would take the force of whatever hit you are taking and there is much less stress on your brain and head. 



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