Head Injury
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Ziev Moses, MD (Neurosurgery)

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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About the symptom

Head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull bone(s), or from internal bleeding and damage to the brain requiring emergency medical care.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Injury to head

Possible causes

  • Concussion

    Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blunt blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. The effects are usually temporary.

  • Diffuse axon injury

    Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of damage that occurs to nerve cells as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is most often caused by blunt head trauma. DAI is sometimes accompanied by severe alterations in someone's level of consciousness, such as lethargy or coma.

  • Cervical spondylosis

    A condition in which the neck bones (cervical spine) become damaged due to wear and tear. Risk factors include long periods of desk work and driving, previous neck injuries, and aging.

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Did you injure your head?

  • Did you fall from a height over 1 meter?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Do you feel off-balance, making it difficult for you to stand still?

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Reviewed By:

Ziev Moses, MD

Ziev Moses, MD (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Moses is a board-certified neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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