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How do you know if you have a concussion? I face planted very hard while snowboarding. I had a helmet on, but it slid back a bit when i fell. No loss

How do you know if you have a concussion? I face planted very hard while snowboarding. I had a helmet on, but it slid back a bit when i fell. No loss

CONCUSSION: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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What is the risk of riding bike without helmet?

What is the risk of riding bike without helmet?

Injury or death: Open or closed head injury - and disfigurement - please wear one. ...Read more

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What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

Use common sense: I am a skier, but have a daughter who snowboards.
I would suggest if you are a beginner take lessons, get proper instruction, wear proper clothing for being outside. make sure you are in proper health, check with your doctor. be prepare to fall a lot, if you are a beginner.
Don't take anything on, you can't handle. ...Read more

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Do all states require that motorists wear helmets now?

SADLY - NO!: Here is a breakdown state by state: http://news.Consumerreports.Org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws.Html
the minority of states have universal mandatory motorcyle helmet requirements. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

No: There is no evidence to show that helmets cause head injuries. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of snowboarding?

Are there health benefits of snowboarding?

Yes-many benefits!: Snowboarding requires physical exertion & helps build balance and co-ordination. In general any physical exertion is beneficial. It is also healthful to be outdoors enjoying nature. Most find snowboarding to be fun & enjoyable; anything that gives pleasure & reduces stress has health benefits. Perhaps the only thing about snowboarding that may harm health is the potential for injury, so be careful! ...Read more

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Can i snowboard when my stitches come out?

That depends: I am sorry but i don't know the reason that you received sutures. When you can snowboard again really depends on what the underlying problem was. It would be best to ask the healthcare provider who treated you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to do backcountry snowboarding?

Is it dangerous to do backcountry snowboarding?

Can be: If injured you do not have an easy way out and their are certainly more hazards than a controlled course ...Read more

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What to do if i fell on torso during snowboarding?

What to do if i fell on torso during snowboarding?

Get up & keep -: - having fun. Your question does not mention any injury being sustained. ...Read more

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Are helmets the only way to reshape a child's head?

Are helmets the only way to reshape a child's head?

Depends: We don't have enough information to answer this question. It depends on age, & degree of the problem. Sometimes surgery is an option, but it is a very serious surgery. Talk to your doctor about the specifics in your case and all the possible treatments. Get a second opinion, if you wish.(take all the records with you when you do) In fact, getting a second opinion on any serious problem is smart! ...Read more

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Should I still practice snowboarding if I suffer from lumbago?

Should I still practice snowboarding if I suffer from lumbago?

Depends: I would recommend checking with your physician first if its safe for you to do. Remember to stretch, and strengthen your core muscles prior to the season. ...Read more

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Should i consider taking up snowboarding as a way to relieve stress?

Should i consider taking up snowboarding as a way to relieve stress?

Why not?: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Snowboarding can be relaxing — or it can be a tense and/or scary experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. And take it easy as a beginner. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches after falling down from snowboarding?

What to do if I have headaches after falling down from snowboarding?

See a Doc: Headache after any injury or trauma need a complete evalution.You should see your PCP for a evaluation ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with headaches after falling down from snowboarding?

Can you give me advice with headaches after falling down from snowboarding?

See a Doc: Headache after any injury or trauma needs a complete evalution. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

Accidents happen: First - just beacuse you were not injured in the past is not guarantee for future. Second - as a parent I do this as an example to the kids - no big deal and means a lot to them. ...Read more

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Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Protection: A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance. In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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I hurt my tailbone snowboarding... Id like to know how I would know if its broken?... And or is there somthing to do ubout it?

I hurt my tailbone snowboarding... Id like to know how I would know if its broken?... And or is there somthing to do ubout it?

Xray: You'll need an xray to determine if your tailbone is broken, but as long as it is not displaced, there is not much that we can do. We recommend sitting on a donut pad or on the edge of a phone book, and applying ice to the area. With a stable fracture or a bruise, time is of the essence for improvement of pain. ...Read more

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So my dr told me i need to lose weight. So i toom up snowboarding and eating right. And went from 180 - 155 in three 1/2 months. Is this good?

So my dr told me i need to lose weight. So i toom up snowboarding and eating right. And went from 180 - 155 in three 1/2 months. Is this good?

Congratulations: Slow and steady weight loss is the way to go. Please get a target weight range from your doc. We are all built differently. If you can't snowboard in the warmer weather please find some other form of exercise to replace it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I wear a helmet on a bike on the highway?

Should I wear a helmet on a bike on the highway?

Yes: Yes - your head is not harder than the pavement. ...Read more

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Can I snowboard while healing from concussion?

Can I snowboard while healing from concussion?

Not advisable: It is not a good idea. A second head injury at this stage can have drastic consequences. Additionally, your balance and coordination is not the same while recovering from a concussion, making falls more likely. ...Read more

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What to do if i hurt wrist while snowboarding?

See a specialist: If you have not healed a fracture or tore a ligament you need these fixed by a specialist. See an Orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Absolutely: This certainly is a good idea, particularly as we learn more about the long term effects of concussions. Which are increasing in frequency. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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If I have a torn meniscus what risks would I be taking by snowboarding once?

If I have a torn meniscus what risks would I be taking by snowboarding once?

Risky: As a snowboarder, i can share with you that there is significant stress placed on knees, regardless of whether you snowboard "regular foot" or "goofy foot." the weighing and unweighing of the knees that occurs with snowboarding, with the twisting motion involved with snowboarding will be very risky for someone who has a torn meniscus. ...Read more

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Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

=Sensory loss: or anesthesia involving different divisions of the trigeminal nerve, "snout" meaning nose, and "balaclava helmet" meaning a facial distribution similar to a ski mask. ...Read more

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What to do if i fell hard on my tailbone while snowboarding. Is it just bruised?

What to do if i fell hard on my tailbone while snowboarding. Is it just bruised?

Time will tell. : If U fractured it or sprained 1 of the joints, it will B a long time problem. Until U R evaluated for persistent pain, & have images done, U can only expect a guess @ this venue. Wait & C how U do. A bruised coccyx will clear up, if not B evaluated. ...Read more