A closed head injury is trauma to the head that causes the skull and brain to knock or shake. Internal damage can occur to the:

  • Skull
  • Brain
  • Blood vessels
  • Layers between the skull and scalp

This damage can cause swelling or pressure on the brain. The injury can be throughout the brain and skull or it may confined to 1 area.

Often times, the head injury is minor. However, it can serious and life threatening. It requires care from a doctor.

Closed head injuries are caused by trauma to the head. This is often due to:

  • Accidents (such as automobile, work-related, sports-related)
  • Falls
  • Abuse

Head Injury
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