Head Injuries can not only be the most devistating, but also the most misdiagnosed and most misunderstood by doctors, the patient and their loved ones. Research is constantly enhancing our knowledge of the brain but there is still much mystery involved in head injuries including their treatment and care.
Our skulls are hard and designed to protect our soft, gelatin-like brains. However, the inside of the skull is rough and boney, unlike the smooth exterior. The delicate lobes of the brain are easily damaged, despite the skull’s outer protection. There are countless ways the head can be injured. From a hit playing football, to an automobile collision, to the vibrations from a far off explosion. The most important aspect of a head injury is recognizing it has happened and getting immediate proffessional care. This can eradicate countless complications and even sudden death.
For a better understanding of the lobes of the brain and how it is designed to function check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlYiDxNcMdc
Ice is one of the simplest, safest and most effective self care techniques for injury, pain or discomfort in muscles and joints
During an initial injury, tissue damage can cause uncontrolled swelling. This swelling can increase the damage of the initial injury and delay the healing.
If you use ice immediately within the first 48 hours, you can reduce the healing time by up to 80%
When you visit us at the Whiplash and Injury Clinic, ask about our Cold Packs. Our gel-filled Cold Packs are made of the most durable materials. It is a silky nylon/pvc material that is smooth against the skin.
This 5×8 inch cold pack fits comfortably around your neck or wrapped over your shoulder, wrist, ankle, knee or any other injured area