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Liles Out With Concussion-like symptoms
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01-06-2012, 02:02 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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This is wrong.
There is definitely many cases where you can have symptoms and not be concussed since a 'concussion' is a very specific term
And these symptoms are caused by what exactly? Leading neurologists disagree with what you are saying.
When it comes to a concussion, you either have one or you don’t.
So when sports team officials announce that a player is suffering from “concussion-like symptoms,” they’re actually fudging the facts of an injury, two of Canada’s top neurosurgeons suggest.
“There is no (clinical) term ‘concussion-like.’ You either have one or you don’t,” Dr. Charles Tator, a Toronto Western Hospital neurologist says of the phrase.
“It’s a make-believe term that I think teams cook up to avoid the issue that a player has had a concussion.”
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