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SPORTS CONCUSSION AND NECK TRAUMA: Preventing Injury for Future Generations is a must read for everyone involved in athletics! This book educates coaches, athletes, parents, and physicians on the danger of continuing to play with a probable head/neck injury and how to do their part to prevent futher injury. This book includes personal interviews of a mother of a football player whom died of Second Impact Syndrome, a Dad whose son was riding his bicycle without a helmet and suffered several skull fractures and head trauma. It also includes an interview of The United States Olympic committee Director of sports Medicine, an interview with one of the leaders in the market of football reconditioning and equipment fitting and an interview with a fomrer NFL football player whom sustained a cervical injury. This book provides education on specific clinical history to look for on the pre sports physical exam, provides objective tools to help healthcare providers make better return to play decisions and includes step by step guidelines of how to care for an athlete with a suspected head/neck trauma on the field. This book provides education on the long term effects of repetitive concussions and provides the latest research , rules/regulations and equipment considerations for sports concussion and neck trauma. It also gives parents and athletes a view of what type of evaluation and treatment they should expect when they go to ER /Sports Physician for a head/neck injury and answers questions most commonly asked regarding concussion.

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