Traumatic brain injuries are serious and require at least some medical treatment.
First and foremost, the human brain is an extremely complex organ. Finally, scientists are beginning to understand its many complexities.
Serious accidents can affect each person’s brain differently. Consequently, conditions like brain swelling can vary from person to person. Due to the uniqueness of TBIs, recovery periods can vary significantly and may be difficult for health care providers to predict.
Given the uncertainty, it is best to follow up at an emergency room or urgent care facility immediately after sustaining a head injury. Health care providers at the hospital should order the necessary medical examinations, tests, and imaging studies, such as CT scans and MRIs. Delaying treatment for a head injury can only make a bad situation worse and may result in serious and permanent damage.