Between four & five million concussions occur annually with rising numbers among middle school athletes.
"It is that time of year" - With football season here, unfortunately it is also the time when future Hall of Famers and other athletes will suffer from a concussion injury.
American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that in the last decade, emergency room visits for children ages 8-13 has doubled with concussions rising 200% in teens ages 14-19.
High school football accounts for 47% of all reported sports concussions with 33% of reported concussions occurring during football practice followed by hockey and soccer.
More than 75% of head injuries are mild and do not lose consciousness – that does NOT mean that you should not be evaluated by a physician.
If you are concerned whether you have suffered a concussion, you have multiple options:
Come into to any one of our four urgent care centers to be evaluated by one of our physicians. No appointments needed and we are open 7 days a week.
K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Medical Director
Ocean Medical Center
Kristine C. Keane, PsyD, Co-Medical Director
Alan Cabasso, M.D., Co-Medical Director
Southern Ocean Medical Center
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D., Medical Director