Head & Spine Injury

A head or spinal injury can cause severe brain and nerve damage. Internal, or traumatic brain injuries, include concussions. Symptoms of a head or spine injury vary, ranging from minor headaches and dizziness to coma and paralysis. Medications may help reduce swelling, but head and neck bracing may be needed to stabilize injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury – Causes, Types, Signs and symptoms

Also called: SCI Summary A spinal cord injury (SCI) results when any type of trauma damages nervous tissue of the spinal cord. These nerves are responsible for carrying signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Serious spinal cord injuries can result in permanent, partial or complete paralysis. The spinal cord runs from …

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Neck and Spine Bracing

Neck and Spine Bracing

Summary Neck and spine braces are used to support the spinal cord and the vertebrae and to treat a number of conditions. The braces are designed to limit movement and allow healing of patients who have had spinal cord injuries or spine surgery. They are also used to correct scoliosis and other deformities in the …

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Head Injury

Head Injury – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Brain Trauma, Brain Injury, Head Trauma Summary Head injuries are a common type of injury. They can be either blunt or penetrating types of trauma. Head injuries can be external, internal or both. External head injuries often look severe because they may bleed heavily. However, internal head injuries (also known as traumatic brain …

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coma

Coma

Summary A coma is a state of prolonged unconsciousness that results from changes in the structure of the brain. Most brain function shuts down and comatose patients may appear as if they are sleeping. Due to reduced brain function, patients with comas typically have no or minimal response to external stimuli. However, brain activity for …

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