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What To Do After A Head Injury
Unconsciousness: Head injury severity is determined by the duration of symptoms following the injury. If you have wooziness for less than 15 minutes you are probably ok, if it lasts longer than an hour it is more serious, if you are unaware of your surroundings for more than a day it is very serious. ...Read more
PT: Is a good start and they can give you a home program. ...Read more
Cast -> splint ....: Changes are that when your cast is removed you will be put in a removable splint for a little while to allow you an opportunity to regain full motion and strength with some protection during higher risk activites. Depending on your injury you may also be asked to attend occupational or physical therapy for help with stretching and strengthing. ...Read more
Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...Read more
Common: Chronic pain and depression go hand and hand. Numerous studies have tied depression to higher pain levels in people with chronic pain. It is imperative you find a physician who approaches pain through a multimodality treatment program and addresses the depression as a factor in your pain. Treatment may include cognitive behavior therapy, anti-depressant medications, and/or cardiovascular exercise. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need to get help: Patients with suspected or possible cervical spine injury must have their cervical spine properly immobilized until formal evaluation can be performed. Secondary injury can and does occur if cervical spine is not immobilized appropriately, or done with the wrong technique. In case of an emergency, don't re-position head, it's best to call 911 & await trained experts to perform the immobilization. ...Read more
Hematoma: There is no number on this. People get it with with mild or with moderate or severe trauma. Some people get it without trauma. ...Read more
Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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