Did you know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to get your body moving and staying physically active every day.
When someone hits their head, we've all heard the phrase, "they just had their bell rung," but this phrase could be significantly underplaying the trauma of an injury. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, between 1.7 and 3 million sports- and recreation-related concussions happen each year, and it is anticipated that there are millions more that occur and go unreported. There has been a significant amount of research surrounding concussions in recent years and much greater awareness about the associated risks. Read on to learn more about sports-related concussions, recognize the signs of a concussion, and how you can treat and potentially prevent concussions.