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Brain damage i play semi professional rugby. Since we don't wear helmets, is there going to be any long term brain damage I should be worried about?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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