Head and Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries; Coma; Concussion; Skull Injuries
Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), traumatic injuries to the brain, also called ...
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Head and Brain Injuries Symptoms
1-2 of 5 more...Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not appear immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or longer. Your behavior, mental ability and physical skills all are linked to sp...
... A violent blow to your head can cause your brain to slide forcefully against the inner wall of your skull. This can result in bleeding in or around your brain and the tearing of nerve fibers. A concus...
Head and Brain Injuries Prevention
1 of 1Prevention
... The following tips may help you to prevent or minimize your risk of head injury: Wear a helmet during recreational activities. When bicycling, motorcycling, skiing, horseback riding, skating or engagi...
Head and Brain Injuries Treatment
1-2 of 2Complications
... If you''ve experienced a concussion, it''s common not to remember the events right before, during and immediately after your injury. Memory of these events may never come back. After recovery, however...
... Rest is the best recovery technique. Healing takes time. Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs may relieve headache pain, but talk to your doctor before taking any medications, especially aspir...
Head and Brain Injuries Support
1 of 1Coping skills
... The process of healing from a concussion may take time, sometimes several months. These tips may help make for a smoother recovery: Get plenty of sleep at night and rest during the day. Return to norm...
Head and Brain Injuries Other
1-2 of 8 more...Coma, Including Persistent Vegetative State
... What is Coma, including Persistent Vegetative State?A coma is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness. The affected individual is alive but is not able to react or respond to life around him/her. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
... Your brain floats within your skull surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). One of the functions of CSF is to cushion the brain from light bounces of everyday movement. However, the fluid may not be ...
Head and Brain Injuries Articles
- Cerebral Hypoxia Information Page
... Cerebral hypoxia refers to a condition in which there is a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. Drowning, strangling, choking, suffocation, cardiac arrest, ...
- Coma and Persistent Vegetative State Information Page
... A coma is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a state of coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underly...
- First Aid for Head Injuries
... Dawna L. Cyr and Steven B. Johnson, Ph.D. University of Maine First Aid for Head Injuries Any threat of brain damage from a head injury should be checked by a physician. Ice applied to the bruised are...
- Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Page
... Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of head injury that occurs when a baby is shaken forcibly enough to cause the baby's brain to rebound (bounce) against his or her skull. This rebounding may c...
- Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page
... Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal, confined to one area of the brain, or diffuse, involving more than o...
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders
... Traumatic brain injury is sudden physical damage to the brain. The damage may be caused by the head forcefully hitting an object such as the dashboard of a car (closed head injury) or by something pas...