Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What places a child at a higher risk for a concussion?

A variety of factors can increase a child’s risk for a concussion.

Having had a previous concussion or other kind of brain injury can greatly increase the risk of having another concussion, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Premier HealthNet and Premier Health Specialists’ physicians also point to previous brain surgery, brain cysts or scar tissue in the brain as issues that could increase the risk of concussions. Certain types of infections also can increase the risk.

Having ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities and migraines also lead to a higher risk of a child suffering a concussion, according to Premier Health Specialists’ physicians.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what can put your child at a higher risk for a concussion.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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