Each year, 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions result from sports/recreation injuries in the United States. Sports concussion can affect athletes of any age, gender, or type or level of sport played. Almost nine percent of all US high school sports injuries involve concussions. While most concussions result in full recovery, some can lead to more severe injuries if not identified early and treated properly.
The American Academy of Neurology, the trusted authority on sports concussion, is committed to providing the resources necessary to help physicians, coaches, athletes, and parents better understand, prevent, identify, diagnose, and treat this serious health issue.
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