Link Between Concussions and MS

November 29, 2017

As many of you know, have a personal connection to MS, I work closely with the North Florida MS Society and many of my clients have MS.  So, it was with with interest that I read the recent article in the New York Times Science Section that shows that concussions in adolescents (aged 11 to 20) has been shown to have a link to a later MS diagnosis.

 

Specifically, adolescents who had experienced one concussion were about 22% more likely to later develop MS than those who had not had such a head trauma.  The risk rose by about 150% of a young person and sustained multiple concussions.

 

For the full article, written by Gretchen Reynolds, go here

 

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