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Head Injury

What is Brain Herniation?

Our brains are the control centers of our bodies, and a brain injury can lead to lifelong disabilities or death. One of the most serious injuries that can happen to the brain is brain herniation, also called hydrocephalus. This is commonly referred to as “water on the brain” and, if not treated immediately, is often fatal. Understanding cerebrospinal fluid Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced by specialized cells in the brain. This fluid plays a vital role in cushioning the brain and spinal cord. It acts as a shock absorber and support system for the central nervous system. The CSF: Helps… read more

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How Do I Know If I Have a Concussion?

Concussions are the most common type of brain injuries. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can arise due to external trauma to the skull. Any bump or blow to the head in an auto accident, slip and fall, sports impact, or other situation could cause a concussion. The symptoms and prognosis for recovery after suffering a concussion will depend on the severity of the injury; however, most victims with concussions fully recover over time. See a doctor about a potential concussion the day you start noticing symptoms. The Uniqueness of Each Brain Injury Finding out whether you have… read more

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How Do I Know If a Head Injury Is Severe?

Head injuries can be a major cause of concern. Serious trauma can lead to internal bleeding, coma, brain damage, and even death if left untreated. The majority of head injuries are not serious and require minimal medical treatment. However, a head injury can quickly turn into a serious medical emergency if left untreated. Knowing the signs of a severe head injury can help you avoid severe complications. What is a Head Injury? Medical professionals define “head injury” as any trauma to the brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries range in severity from a small bump to traumatic, severe, and life-altering… read more

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