How to prevent concussions?
Many concussions cannot be prevented. While some policy changes have resulted in fewer concussions (e.g., eliminating headers in soccer, eliminating checking in peewee hockey) the cornerstone of concussion prevention lies in education. In sport-related concussion, it is important to foster the spirit of mutual respect among athletes to eliminate dangerous style of play. Knowledge of the brain’s importance and the dysfunction that can result from injury of the same will be helpful in realizing this.
Many concussions are due to motor vehicle accidents and slips & falls. Driving safely and taking precautions to avoid slips & falls will similarly help reduce the chance of accidents.