Post-traumatic headache

Symptoms of Post-traumatic headache

The following features are indicative of Post-traumatic headache:
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • poor concentration
  • memory problems
  • sensitivity to noise
  • sensitivity bright lights
  • fatigue
  • mood changes
  • depression
  • nervousness

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Common Causes of Post-traumatic headache

The following are the most common causes of Post-traumatic headache:
  • swelling of brain structures
  • brain shrinkage

Risk Factors for Post-traumatic headache

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Post-traumatic headache:
  • a pre-existing headache
  • being a female
  • family history of a migraine
  • severe head trauma
  • mild head trauma

Prevention of Post-traumatic headache

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Post-traumatic headache.

Occurrence of Post-traumatic headache

Common Age Group

Post-traumatic headache most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-35 years

Common Gender

Post-traumatic headache can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Post-traumatic headache

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Post-traumatic headache:
  • Neurological examination: To determine whether the nervous system is damaged
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To produce cross-sectional images of body structure
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): To look out a brain bleed

Complications of Post-traumatic headache if untreated

Yes, Post-traumatic headache causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Post-traumatic headache is left untreated:
  • problems with sleep
  • problems concentration
  • constant headaches

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Post-traumatic headache

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Post-traumatic headache:
  • Physical therapy: Strengthen the muscles around joint, raises a range of motion and lowers the pain
  • Relaxation therapy: Setting aside time for yourself each day helps to cope up with the problem and relieves stress
  • Nerve stimulators: To relieve pain associated with back pain
  • Behavioral therapy: Lower patient's visual dependence and height vertigo

Patient Support for Treatment of Post-traumatic headache

The following actions may help Post-traumatic headache patients:
  • Patient education and support: Improves or maintain function and quality of life

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Post-traumatic headache.

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