Winter Concussions – Know the Symptoms and Get Treatment

Winter Concussions – Know the Symptoms and Get Treatment

Winter can be a time when venturing outside your door to get the mail or walk your dog can be dangerous. Temperatures well below freezing, slippery, icy walkways and snow-covered roads can lead to accidents and injuries. Concussions are most often associated with sports, however, everyone is at the same general risk for a concussion. Slips and falls are one of the most common causes. “We are a sports medicine program so probably 60 to 70 percent of our patients are athletes, but 30 to 40 percent are non-athletes,” said Dr. Micky Collins, medical director of the UPMC Sports Medicine...

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