Head Injuries Symptoms and Conditions We Treat at frontlineer.com
Head injuries can occur at pretty much any time, just like any other accident. It may be due to a knock or collision when taking part in sports, especially contact sports such as basketball, football, soccer, hockey or it may be due to a fall from a height such as fall down the stairs. It may also be due to a vehicle accident or even getting a knock to the head during a fight, among many other possible scenarios. Bottom line, a head injury can occur at any time and as a result of a number of causes, and although not all instances of head injuries are so serious that they require a visit to the emergency room, they can be quite painful and scary to experience. Minor cases of head injuries such as those that involve minor cuts as well as minor bumps to the head don’t have to be handled at the emergency room and they heal pretty quickly, with the swelling due to the minor bumps going down with ice compresses within no time. The issue with head injuries is the proximity to the brain, which means that most people who suffer such injuries tend not to want to take any chances, and understandably so, and as such head injuries account for a lot of emergency room visits as far as injuries go. Over at frontlineer.com, this is no exception and this article will look to highlight the different conditions and symptoms we treat as far as this is concerned.
One of the conditions as far head injuries go that we do treat is severe concussion, which should always be taken very seriously since it is an example of a traumatic brain injury. One of the key symptoms as far as severe concussion is concerned, one that helps separate it from mild and moderate cases of concussion, is loss of consciousness. As such, if you suffer a loss of consciousness after having suffered a head injury, even if it is just momentarily, you should give us a visit as this is indicative of severe or grade 3 concussion, which is exactly the sort of thing we treat as far as head injuries go. Other red flags to look out for as far as head injuries and severe concussion go over and above the loss of consciousness include severe sudden onset headache as well as unexplained nausea and vomiting. Another condition that we do treat as far as head injuries go are seizures, as if you develop a seizure after a head injury, it usually indicates that the injury may have led to brain injury, which should always be taken very seriously for obvious reasons.
Yet another symptom as far as head injuries go that we treat over at frontlineer.com is if one develops issues with balance after having suffered a head injury. This usually involves difficulties standing up as well as difficulties keeping one’s balance when walking. This should always be taken seriously and if you are presenting with such symptoms after having suffered a head injury, then the only course of action you have is visiting us as soon as possible to be attended to and treated. Another set of symptoms that we treat as far as head injuries are concerned include cases of change of one’s mental state after having suffered a head injury. Here, the red flags to look out for include issues with memory where one is having problems remembering things that may have happened immediately before and after the head injury, including the head injury itself as well as general memory loss. Such instances should be reason enough to give us a visit so that you can be assessed and treated as soon as possible. Another symptom that we treat as far as head injuries are concerned is speech difficulties that occur after one suffers a head injury. This includes having problems speaking as well as having problems understanding language.
Yet another condition that we treat as far as head injuries are concerned is if you suffer a sever gash or cut on the face or head. This should always be taken seriously and if you suffer such, you should ensure you give us a visit as soon as you can so the you can be assessed and treated. The same should apply if you suffer a cut on the eyelid, or if you injure your eye due to trauma. Injuries to the eye should always be taken seriously for obvious reasons. If the head injury also results in one suffering obvious damage to the skull such as a penetration injury, where an object may be lodged in the skull, then you should also give us a visit as this is yet another example of the conditions concerning head injuries that we treat. Another condition we treat over at frontlineer.com are head injuries that lead to injury directly to the brain, such as bruising, swelling or even bleeding within the brain. Some of the tell-tale signs that you may have suffered injuries to the brain after a head injury include having trouble waking up after, slurred speech, weakness in the arms or legs among others.
The above are some of the symptoms and conditions that we treat as far as head injuries go and you should ensure you visit us over at frontlineer.com for excellent services on this and other medical emergencies.