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FAQ: Is there a type of Athlete that is at higher risk?

Athletes in general who have weak necks or are timid when going into contact tend to experience the most head injuries. This debate has only recently caught the attention of reserachers and has since been investigated but not proven. The idea is simple, our head is larger and heavier than our necks can handle when an external force is applied. Take the example of a bobble head. The bobble head would have an easier time keeping from moving around if the neck region was larger/stronger. Athletes can work on exercises to increase neck strength in the gym or at physical therapy. 

Although this will not ensure you don't get a concussion, it will help decrease the chance of you obtaining one during activity. 

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What is a Concussion?

Per the CDC, a Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.