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Treating A Head Injury
A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?
Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or ...Read more
CAT SCan: Computerized tomography (ct) scan of the head allows the brain to be imaged and examined for bleeding and swelling in the brain. It can also evaluate bony injuries to the skull and look for bleeding in the sinuses of the face associated with basilar skull fractures. Ct does not assess brain function, and patients suffering axonal shear injury may be comatose with a normal ct scan of the head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head injury: Treatment is based on the severity of the injury - with a skull fracture, significant loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting and other findings the patient would need an extensive inpatient workup. Head injury without loss of consciousness and external signs of trauma other than scalp bruising is normally just followed. If no new neurological symptoms occur then no intervention is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer