A head injury is any trauma or damage to the scalp, skull, or brain. It can range from mild, such as a bump or bruise, to severe, such as a concussion or skull fracture. Symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and in severe cases, loss of consciousness or seizures.
If someone experiences a headache that worsens and does not improve, slurred speech, weakness, numbness, decreased coordination, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation, it could indicate a more serious condition such as a concussion, brain hemorrhage, or other significant brain injury. It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention, assess its severity and receive appropriate treatment.
“Hyper” means increased and “Baric” relates to pressure. Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) thus refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100% oxygen at greater then normal atmospheric pressures.