What is a Head Injury?

A head injury is any sort of injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. This can range from a mild bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury.

Children and adolescents with concussion can take up to four weeks to recover, but most concussions will get better on their own over several days.

  • Severe headaches
  • Vomited more than twice
  • Memory problems
  • Blackouts
  • A seizure (fit or spasm of arms, legs or face)
  • Difficulty staying awake
  • Blood or clear fluid coming from your ears or nose

Common symptoms of a minor head injury include:

  • Drowsiness when you would normally be wide awake (but see below).
  • Worsening headache – which does not go away with paracetamol (but see below).
  • Confusion, strange behaviour, and any problems with understanding or speaking.
  • Inability to remember events before or after the head injury.
  • Being sick.
  • a headache
  • Loss of use of part of the body – for example, weakness in an arm or a leg.
  • Speech difficulties.

Care at Home

  • vomiting more than once
  • bleeding or any discharge from the ear or nose
  • fits/seizures/twitching/convulsions
  • blurred or double vision
  • poor coordination or clumsiness
  • any new arm or leg weakness, or any existing weakness that gets worse or does not improve
  • difficulty swallowing or coughing when eating or drinking
  • sensitivity to noise
  • slurred or unclear speech
Dr. Vivek M. Agrawal has been associated with VIMS HOSPITAL as chief consultant Neurosurgeon/ Spine surgeon since its beginning. Till JULY 2022, he has performed more that 700 Brain and spine surgeries and seen more than 5500 OPD patients. He has been doing regular CMEs and free Camps for the patients benefit.
He is doing all kinds of brain and spine related surgeries including complex vascular surgeries, endoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries