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.
was the least common type, diagnosed in only two patients, a surprising finding given that fibromyalgia frequently occurs after an injury, Dr.
17) Posttraumatic headaches
(PTHA) have also been studied.
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 .
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.