First aid

Head and spinal injuries

Learn more about first aid for head and spinal cord injuries including some of the common causes, symptoms and treatment.

Do you know what to do in such a crisis?

Each day, a South African suffers serious spinal injury. Of the survivors, some never walk again; others lose the use of all their limbs. Know how best to help.

Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is always an emergency: it could lead to chronic pain, paralysis or death.

First aid for head injuries

Head injury or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain.

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