Concussion Testing Vital For All Sports
Sports concussions have become a fixture in the headlines, with a greater emphasis being placed on injury prevention for athletes at all levels. While football is a major focus, athletes in many other sports remain at risk of concussion."Although football accounts for the majority of concussions in this community, girls soccer andcheerleading cause a surprising number of concussions," said David Wiercisiewski, MD, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and director of the Carolina Sports Concussion Program.
"Concussions are definitely occurring in non-contact sports," said Dr. Wiercisiewski. "Any impact that is strong enough to jar the brain inside the skull can cause a concussion."
The Carolina Sports Concussion Program diagnoses and manages sports concussions in athletes age 10 and older. The program has grown significantly over the years, and it has made a difference for thousands of young athletes in the Charlotte region.
For more information about the Carolina Sports Concussion Program, call 704-831-4323.
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