We Latinos love football and soccer. However, each of those games is associated with the risk of concussion. One million Americans have concussions annually. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury when the brain hits the inside of the skull from the force of a hit.
NBC Latino Contributor Dr. Joe Sirven has tips to help you recognize when your child has a concussion and how to help them recover.
Dr. Joseph Sirven is a first-generation Cuban-American. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is editor-in-chief of epilepsy.com and has served U.S. and global governmental agencies including the Institute of Medicine, NASA, FAA, NIH and CDC.