The Concussion Pill

The Concussion Pill
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The Concussion Pill

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youth sports 1505252656 1933750117 The Concussion PillBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis
The exact pathways that cause concussion symptoms are not fully known, but there is a lot of ongoing research
Several possible treatments aimed at those pathways are being developed but are in the very early testing stages
It is likely several years before we have a “concussion pill” or something similar

A concussion is an alteration in brain function that occurs from contact, and results in a complicated set of biochemical and electrical changes in the brain…

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