Frequently Asked Questions
A 54-year-old man hit by a car, with a subsequent fall and hit to the head, was found to have a subdural brain bleed requiring emergency surgery.
54-year-old man was hit by a car, taken to a hospital and found to have a 6-mm subdural hematoma (a collection of blood outside the brain). He was discharged, but then fifteen days later he fell and hit his head again. This time his subdural hematoma was found to have grown and he underwent exercency surgery to take out the blood and relieve the pressure in his head. He suffered from head pain and persistent dizziness. He was given osteopathic treatment as part of his successful recovery.
A 21-year-old man fell from 4 stories, sustaining serious injury to his head and face.
A 21-year-old man had a fall from 4 stories and was found to have multiple cranial fractures as well as epidural, subdural and intraperchymal brain bleeds, along with significantly decreased cognitive function. With osteopathic treatment as part of his medical care, he was able to recover his mental status – including his use of language – and his vision improved.