posttraumatic headache

posttraumatic headache

headache following trauma to the head or neck.
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The total population that provided complete data consisted of 294 patients; 94 of these patients had episodic migraine diagnoses, 153 had chronic migraine diagnoses, and 47 had other headache diagnoses, such as tension-type headache, cluster headache, and posttraumatic headache, representing a heterogeneous group that provided too few patients with any one diagnosis to provide meaningful assessment.
Patients with preexisting headache and female patients had a higher risk of posttraumatic headache.
The findings on types of headache and their persistence could have "important implications for treatment" of posttraumatic headache, said Dr.
Further topics are epilepsy and migraine, posttraumatic headache, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment, complementary and alterative treatments, and menstrual migraine and other headache issues in girls.
WASHINGTON--Returning soldiers with posttraumatic headache seemed to have a poorer treatment outcome than did those with idiopathic migraine, regardless of the concurrent presence of posttraumatic stress disorder, according to the findings of a retrospective study.
Posttraumatic headache was the least common type, diagnosed in only two patients, a surprising finding given that fibromyalgia frequently occurs after an injury, Dr.
Consequently, many in this group of OIF/OEF veterans with mild TBI due to blast exposures continued to have headaches after the 6-month period when most civilian posttraumatic headaches would be expected to resolve [6-7,9].
Examples of this type of pain include symptoms which may be coupled with inconsistent findings on physical examination and a history suggesting a relatively minor injury, such as chronic posttraumatic headaches, neck pain ("whiplash"), back pain, or weakness in an extremity.
The rest had a variety of types, including combined tension-migraine and posttraumatic headaches.
Approximately 30 to 90 percent of individuals with mild TBI have posttraumatic headaches compared with 33 percent of those with moderate to severe TBI [84].
Also, the modules may offer a biologic explanation for chronic posttraumatic headaches, which can resemble primary headaches, and might explain the common tie between headache and such brain disorders as depression and anxiety.

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