Injury: Compression

What is a Head Compression?
Compression to the head is a very serious condition that often times leads to a surgical procedure.  Head compression is typically caused when there is some type of pressure up against the brain that is often caused by a buildup of blood inside the head or swelling. In many cases head compression is the result of a skull fracture or concussion. This is why it is extremely important to monitor individuals following these types of head injuries to see if there are any symptoms lingering that could be an indicator of more serious damage.

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