There is a growing awareness of the risks of head trauma among young children.
The National Centre for Injury Research and Control (NCIROC) in Washington, D.C., is one of the few organizations that track and document the number of children who are hospitalized due to head trauma.
The research shows that in 2017 there were 8,800 head injuries to children under age 12.
“The majority of those who are in the hospital and are treated are not immediately taken to a specialist because of the severity of their injuries,” says NCIROC spokesperson Lauren Miller.
Miller says the vast majority of these children are not diagnosed as having a concussion.
She says most of the time they do have mild to moderate symptoms and a few symptoms that are very severe.
“But they are not symptomatic, they are very limited in their mobility, they’re very limited cognitively and they are at increased risk of developing a severe neurological syndrome,” Miller says.
The symptoms of a concussion include confusion, confusion with memory and attention, rapid heart rate and difficulty concentrating.
Miller cautions that while there is no definitive evidence to suggest that a concussion is caused by head trauma, some researchers have suggested that a significant percentage of those kids with concussion are actually at an increased risk because of their previous experience.
Some children are treated for the symptoms of the concussion without ever having symptoms.
But there are cases where parents are treated at the hospital for the concussion symptoms and then later they go home.
“That is an example of a child who has not had a concussion that has the symptoms but who is still not diagnosed,” Miller said.
“And that’s really the first step in determining if they have a concussion.”
Miller says it’s important to get parents to understand the severity and duration of the symptoms that they are experiencing.
“Parents need to know that their child has had a traumatic brain injury,” she said.
There are also some research studies that have looked at children who have suffered concussions and how their brains responded to those traumatic brain injuries.
A recent study published in the Journal of Child Neurology found that the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning, was more damaged in children who had suffered a concussion compared to those who did not.
“If we think about the brain as a whole, and we know that all of the parts of the brain are affected, then the hippocampus is the area that seems to be most affected in the brain,” Miller explained.
She also pointed out that the brain is a complex system.
“What’s happening in the hippocampus can happen anywhere, in any part of the body, including the brain itself,” Miller explains.
“There’s some really exciting research that’s taking place to understand how the brain works and how we can protect ourselves.”
The study looked at the brains of 13 kids with head injuries and the kids who were treated for their symptoms and the hippocampus and how those brains responded.
“In the study, the hippocampus was damaged in two groups.
The children who were not receiving any treatment at the time, the children who did receive treatment, were actually showing significant changes in their hippocampus,” Miller told CBC News.
Miller said that a lot of these brain changes were related to the brain changing over time.
“When a child is developing a brain injury, their brain is actually growing in response to what happens to the injury.
“It’s really important to have an understanding of how this is happening, and then you can make sure that you are taking these kids for a neuropsychological evaluation and to get those things right and get them the best care possible.” “
So the hippocampus becomes smaller and smaller over time, and it’s more and more damaged as the brain grows,” Miller added.
“It’s really important to have an understanding of how this is happening, and then you can make sure that you are taking these kids for a neuropsychological evaluation and to get those things right and get them the best care possible.”
Miller said the NCIRoc website also offers information on concussions, including information on how to get help for children who may have experienced a concussion in the past and the symptoms associated with concussion.
“To find out how to take care of a person who may be experiencing a concussion and how to protect themselves, they need to understand this,” she added.
The information is available in several formats, including PDFs, audio books and in English.
The site also provides information on other aspects of concussion, including what to do if you suspect your child may have a head injury.
Miller urges parents to keep a close eye on their kids, especially if they’re going to have the same symptoms as they did in the case of a head trauma that they may have suffered before.
“Make sure that they understand that if they do experience any of these symptoms, they should not be taking any medication,” she advised.
Miller also said it’s always a good idea to check with your child’s primary care physician and see if the symptoms are related to a concussion or if there is another underlying issue.
“They may not be able to tell you exactly what’s going on, but they need you