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A head injury describes any type of damage to the head, including the scalp, skull, and brain. They can be mild or severe, and may either be open or closed. Some of the most common types of head injuries include scrapes and cuts to the scalp, concussion, skull fracture, and brain hemorrhage.
You should see a doctor in the event of a head injury, as symptoms may not always be enough to determine the full extent of the damage. For a severe head injury, call 911. Emergency room doctors at Dignity Health Central California offer exceptional diagnosis and care.
For personalized treatment for a head injury in Central California, visit a hospital ER near you:
If you prefer to wait at home until you are ready to be seen at the ER, use InQuicker, our online scheduling tool.
You should seek emergency medical attention for these symptoms of head injury:
External head injuries may cause bleeding and swelling, while internal injuries to the head may include amnesia, confusion, and changes in mental functioning.
Additional symptoms of an internal head injury are:
Treatment depends on the location and severity of the injury. In the event of a serious head injury, call 911 and follow these steps:
Emergency providers at Dignity Health Central California can treat head injuries with noninvasive therapies and minimally invasive procedures. Trust us for expert, personal care, even in emergency situations.
Dignity Health Central California offers comprehensive emergency services for head injury symptoms in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.