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Helmet Compression Syndrome
Of course!: Helmets save lives, on bikers, skaters, roller bladers, hockey players, football players, any sport with a risk of serious head injuury.... Basically any activity where there's a risk of serious head injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Collision sports: Most collision sports require participants to wear helmets. Some of the more typical team sports that fall in to this category are: football, lacrosse, hockey, other individual sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snow machine racing, and even auto racing (all types) require helmets to help protect your head from injury. ...Read more
Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?
No no no: We can fix most stuff from the neck down, but severe brain injury, not so much. The only protection you have for the one head you have is a helmet. When FL repealed its helmet law, MC deaths went from around 20 to about 200 in one year. Think about it. ...Read more
No: All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles. There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one. ...Read more
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My mom used to ride her bike without a helmet and fall a lot. Why should I have to wear one>she was ok?
Can't fix damaged br: She was lucky! You may never fall or hit your head, but would you take that chance? It is true that most falls from a bike cause minor injuries and often without consequences. But what if it is your unlucky day and you hit your head hard? Damage to the brain is not fixable! Protecting it is the best chance you have. Use your common sense...Be good. Use a helmet. Tell your kids same. Good luck. ...Read more
Helps skull expand: A mold or image of the infant's head is taken and a custom helmet produced to fit snuggly on the protruding parts and leave space for the flat parts. The infant's skull expands a bit like a balloon being inflated with the growing brain causing the skull to enlarge. The skull molding helmet redirects the expansion of the skull towards a more normal shape. ...Read more
Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more
Head positions: Not necessarily, you can try changinge positions first. ...Read more
No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it. .. well. .. limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more
Pretty much: This is our standard of care for a baby to reshape head. Keep in mind she's up and around much more than she used to be so this may continue to improve on its own. What does your pediatrician say about it? Are her fontanelles still open? A plastics referral may be in order. ...Read more
Should I play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?
Helmet recommended: Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head. It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice. ...Read more
My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?
Head injury: Best to ask your ex's doctors who are in the best position to give you information. ...Read more