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Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or something in between - a sports injury is likely to occur sometime in your lifetime. But without a doubt the biggest controversy in sport injuries, besides sudden death, drugs and spinal injuries is concussions. Just ask any parent with kids in contact sports. Then again, there's the NFL...

"Aren't we all sick of every sportswriter claiming that concussions and their effects mark an existential crisis for the NFL? Ennui is an existential crisis; grown men opting to play a game despite a risk to their health is existence. It's why we have ski slopes, sky-diving, bungee jumping, adult…

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 Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Aren't we all sick of every sportswriter claiming that concussions and their effects mark an existential crisis for the NFL?

The Invisible Injury

My struggle to receive the proper care is the driving force behind this blog. Since it's launch, I've connected with hundreds of people with eerily similar experiences; too many people are fighting this battle when they don't have to be. I've shared my story with the hope that some of my experiences will help others struggling to understand their own injuries. While undergoing my own recovery I also co-founded a non-profit, Headway Foundation, with two of my peers to further educate and support individuals suffering from concussion, post-concussion syndrome and whiplash.

Complete Concussions

Complete Concussions is a global network of trained and experienced concussion clinicians here to help you get back to the things you love. Whether you need baseline concussion testing, a return to school, work, or sport strategy, or treatment for ongoing symptoms, we’re here to help.

Concussion Legacy Foundation

Solving the concussion crisis by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.

Heads Up

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, high school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

Healing Heads

A teenager's journey through concussion recovery.

PINK Concussions

PINK Concussions is the FIRST EVER non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury medical care for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. We are #pinkTBI.

Sports Concussion Resources

The American Academy of Neurology provides resources related to sports concussions for physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes.

To raise awareness that concussions are brain injuries and need to be taken seriously. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey continues to be the leading source of accurate, current information about concussion and a system of support for those navigating through the concussion recovery process.

The Concussion Blog

An education and communication outpost from an athletic trainer's perspective.

My Post Concussion Syndrome

Hi, I'm Kate. I have had symptoms of post concussion syndrome since June 7, 2009. I'm trying to track my symptoms and vent at the same time. It has helped me to gain a better focus and understanding of what I'm going through. I really appreciate any advice or fellowship.


General recommendations for concussion recovery include a short period of rest, followed by a gradual return to activity under the supervision of a medical professional. Caring for a concussion can involve a variety of treatments to manage symptoms and a team of health professionals, depending on the symptoms and how a person’s condition improves.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Even mild concussions should not be taken lightly. Neurosurgeons and other brain-injury experts emphasize that although some concussions are less serious than others, there is no such thing as a "minor concussion." In most cases, a single concussion should not cause permanent damage. A second concussion soon after the first one, however, does not have to be very strong for its effects to be deadly or permanently disabling.

Brain Injury Research Institute

At the Brain Injury Research Institute, our purpose is to study the short and long-term impact of brain injury in general, and specifically in concussions. We focus our attention on the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and the physiological effects of this condition on the lives of CTE victims and their families.


In a nutshell, a concussion is a blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Also called a mild traumatic brain injury, a concussion can result from a car crash, a sports injury, or from a seemingly innocuous fall. Concussion recovery times can vary greatly.

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