Carla: I’m concerned my son playing contact sports is going to be top dangerous because of the risk of concussions. What effects do concussions have on children?
Megan: Once a child has had one concussion, they are more susceptible to having more. That being said a child might experience dizziness, headaches, trouble with memory loss and/or paying attention, and feeling irritable. It’s difficult to project long term effects but these symptoms can be in the short term or longer. Children might also need adjustments in school to be able to keep up with classroom work. You can’t prevent concussions in contact sports other than protective wear such as helmets, so you have to decide the risk-benefit ratio for yourself