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Myths About Concussions

Myths About Concussions

May is National Fitness and Sports Month

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Myths About Concussions

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – May is National Fitness and Sports Month and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx ( is sharing information about concussion myths.

“One of the biggest myths about concussions is that the player always loses consciousness,” explains LearningRx Chief Research and Development Officer Tanya Mitchell. “The reality is that on-the-field amnesia is the biggest indication of neurocognitive deficits and symptom severity later. Fewer than 10 percent of concussions in high school and college sports lead to a loss of consciousness.”

A second myth is that MRIs and CTs are the best ways to identify the effects of a concussion. “Concussions are usually metabolic, not structural injuries,” explains Mitchell. “Observation of symptoms is probably the best and fastest ways to diagnose a concussion on the spot and in the days immediately following the injury. A cognitive skills assessment is effective to determine if certain skills—such as attention, working memory, and long-term memory—have been affected.”

Another myth is that there’s nothing you can do to regain your brain skills after a concussion. If you know that your child has cognitive changes due to a concussion, there are personal brain training programs that can help. One-on-one brain training forces the brain to better utilize or grow more synapses (the pathways between neurons). By reorganizing how the brain relays signals between cells, you can target the cognitive skills that were weakened by the injury. These brain skills are what we use to focus, understand, plan, think, prioritize, remember, visualize and solve problems.

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