If you’ve had a head injury, make an appointment at your local Lombard Immediate Care office. Our medical specialists can help.

What is a head injury?

A head injury is to your brain, skull, or scalp. That can range from a mild bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. The consequences and treatments vary greatly, depending on what caused your head damage and how severe it is.

How serious a head injury is just by looking it can be hard to assess. Some minor head injuries bleed a lot, while some significant injuries don’t bleed at all. It’s essential to treat all head injuries seriously and get them assessed by a qualified doctor like the ones on staff at Lombard Immediate Care.

What happens when you bump your head?

Even if the skull is not fractured, the brain can hit the inside of the skull and bruise. The head may look beautiful, but problems could result from bleeding or swelling inside the skull. The spinal cord is also likely to be injured in any severe trauma. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury

The following warnings or symptoms after a head injury, which could signal a concussion:

– Persistent or worsening headache

– Imbalance

– Vomiting

– Memory loss or confusion

– Mood changes, such as irritability

A head injury is any injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. That can range from a mild bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. It can be hard to estimate how serious a head injury is just by looking.

There is no benefit to keeping someone awake after a concussion, and it no longer recommended. People with a shock need to sleep to recover.

The symptoms of a brain injury can be subtle or may not notice until you return to normal activities. Indications can last up to 4 weeks, can fluctuate in intensity, but overall should improve with time.

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