WASHINGTON (AP) The first sign of a serious spinal cord injury is a headache, and it can cause headaches for weeks afterward.
When the brain’s damage is severe, pain is more severe, too.
It’s a warning signal that something’s wrong with your baby.
If the headache persists for more than a day, the baby can develop brain swelling.
It can cause permanent brain damage.
For most people, the most important signs of a spinal cord stroke are mild headache and nausea, said Dr. James D. Cappell, the president of the American Academy of Neurology and the director of the National Neurological Institute.
“If they’re severe enough, they can lead to death.”
In the first 30 days after a spinal column stroke, the brain can feel numbness, pain and swelling.
The brain can also lose control of its body.
“We’re seeing the onset of a lot of these changes in the baby,” Cappll said.
“You can tell the brain has been damaged.”
When your baby’s head is struck, it will experience the pain as pain, Cappill said.
But, once the baby is awake, it may be unable to feel the pain.
In a stroke, blood vessels close, the nerves that control movement in the body are blocked, and the baby starts to move and breathe normally.
This is when the brain becomes paralyzed and can’t do anything, including thinking, thinking, and breathing, Capps said.
If you think you may have a spinal stroke, Cattanac said, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
You may need a CT scan, which shows a large, black spot that’s the brain.
Cattunac said the spot is most likely caused by blood clotting.
“The brain will start to swell and develop a clot,” he said.
The baby will need to stay in a hospital for the next two weeks, for observation and treatment.
For some people, that can be two to three weeks.
In some cases, the bleeding will stop.
But for the most severe cases, Cattenanac warns that a CT or MRI scan may be needed to rule out brain damage and to monitor the baby for a few days.
You can see the baby in a CT image, Cattson said.
For other people, there is no clear indication that brain damage is causing the problem.
It may be that a blood clot is blocking blood vessels or that the brain is still recovering from a stroke.
“That’s a pretty good indicator that the damage is probably irreversible,” Catton said, “but if the clot continues to form and you can’t see the bleeding, that’s probably a more serious indication that there is more damage.”
For those with severe damage, the worst thing to do is go to the emergency room, Catton said.
In rare cases, it can be a sign that the stroke is reversible, he said, because the baby will recover in a few weeks.
“There are no rules about what to do in the emergency department,” Catton told CBS News.
The doctor said the first step in getting help is to get an MRI to look at the brain, because it can reveal the damage and its cause.
You need to be sure the MRI is not just for measuring the size of the clot, Catto said.
After the MRI scan, the doctor will tell you if you should get an aneurysm (an abnormal growth in the brain) or a brain aneurysis.
An aneurym is a clot that develops in a part of the brain that is not normally affected by a stroke and is called a cerebrovascular aneurythm.
The aneury has to be removed surgically.
If an anurysm is present, Cittanac recommends that you wait a few more days to let the swelling heal, and then the aneurylvian artery, which runs from the brain to the neck, is widened.
Aneurysms can be life-threatening, especially for babies who have a head injury.
Catto told CBS that you should avoid having an anorectal exam.
“Because it’s a large clot, it has to go into the lower part of your body,” Catto explained.
“But if it’s not an an anorectal exam, it’s still a pretty big clot.”
If your baby is having trouble breathing, he can also try to hold down his head and try to use his arms and legs.
He may also try breathing through a mask, which can help to help relieve the pressure on his brain.
In severe cases of a brain stroke, doctors may need to do an open heart surgery to remove the clot.
In those cases, an anesthesiologist will give the baby fluids and take him