Concussions are a problem in spring sports, too, pediatrician advises

Football may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to concussions, but spring sports at the high school and collegiate levels see more than their share of traumatic brain injuries, too.

Our pediatric urgent care clinic is awash in boys and girls complaining of dizziness, nausea and other symptoms as a result of contact sustained in lacrosse and volleyball, two popular sports this time of year. I personally see five or six head injury cases each day, and the vast majority are concussions. Overall, about 10 percent of cases that come through our doors during the spring are concussions, when kids become more active … and sometimes more reckless.