Treatment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
In most circumstances a mild head injury is not treated and allowed to heal on its own. A doctor may simply prescribe rest and a return to regular routing in small increments. The patient will be instructed to avoid alcohol or any activities that could cause another head injury. If there is swelling on the skull a cold pack or pain medication may be prescribed. In sever circumstances where there may be brain swelling, surgery will be required. This involves removing a piece of the skull to allow the brain room to expand or swell. Without this injury, permanent brain damage will result.