A hemorrhage is a brain injury that involves internal bleeding, often suffered by car accident victims. Below, we’ve provided some information about brain hemorrhages, to help you understand this serious condition.
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A hemorrhage is a common closed head injury. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a hemorrhage, also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain.
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of closed head injuries, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Here’s how a hemorrhage can result from a car accident or truck accident. In a crash, a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body can causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even if the skull isn’t fractured, the brain can bang against the inside of the skull and become bruised.
The primary symptom is a severe headache that starts suddenly and is often worse near the back of the head. Patients often describe it as the “worst headache ever” and different than any other type of headache pain. The headache may start after a popping or snapping feeling in the head.
A brain hemorrhage can be life-threatening. Emergency medical treatment is necessary. After any significant blow to the head, seek immediate medical attention. It’s important that you watch closely for subsequent physical, mental and emotional changes.
In addition, tell a family member or a close friend if you’ve experienced any type of head trauma, as head trauma can often result in memory loss.
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