Violent pressure or a blow to the head can often cause brain injury. This can be caused due to a bullet, an accident or even a fall. It can lead to torn tissues, bleeding and other signs that point to internal damage. Loss of consciousness, difficulty in sleeping, persistent headaches, weakness and uncoordinated movements are some of the symptoms of brain injury. The patient may also develop cognitive and mental symptoms.
HOW IS BRAIN INJURY DIAGNOSED?
• Glasgow Coma Scale tests to assess the initial severity of a brain injury.
• Imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI
• Intracranial pressure monitor
HOW IS BRAIN INJURY TREATED?
Mild traumatic brain injuries usually require no treatment. Emergency care or surgeries for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries are recommended. Rehabilitation therapy is conducted in serious damage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Speech coherence is a part of the test to diagnose brain injury trauma.