Injuries to the head can occur from a variety of causes, including falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports-related injuries.
Diagnosis of head injuries typically involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) scans, and neurological tests.
Differential diagnosis of head injuries includes concussion, skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, intracranial hemorrhage, and post-concussion syndrome.
Treatment of head injuries typically involves rest, analgesics, and physical and occupational therapy. Surgery may be necessary for more severe injuries.
The prognosis of head injuries depends on the severity of the injury, but most mild cases result in a full recovery.