Doctor Says To Watch Out for School Sports Concussions

Parents, don’t forget to take precautions against concussions during the school sports season.

By Alexandra HartAugust 26, 2015 2:33 pm| , ,

School is back in full swing. Students are hitting the books, but they’re also hitting the fields as sports season gears up. Of course, there are a handful of safety precautions on parents’ minds; sports in the Texas heat can lead to heat exhaustion, cramps, sprains and other injuries. But there’s something else for parents to keep in mind: concussions.

Concussions can often escape diagnosis in young athletes, and, if untreated, could cause health problems down the road. Dr. Darryl Camp, a neurologist at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in Austin, visited the Standard to discuss.

Listen to the audio player above for the full interview.