Post-Traumatic Headache - The Basics

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is headache that occurs after an injury. Most commonly, it occurs following a head injury, but it can also occur after a neck trauma, after a craniotomy , after a whiplash intracranial hematoma . injury, or because of a traumatic


    Post-traumatic headache is somewhat controversial thanks to our litigious society:

    "Post-traumatic headache, defined as headache following head trauma, is one of the most controversial types of headaches. Some experts believe that it has been fabricated by lawyers and greed. Others consider it a biological disorder resulting from permanent brain or nerve injury. No one can deny that it generates a huge amount of medical, legal, and insurance company activity."2

    Like other headache disorders, PTH has both acute and chronic forms. Chronic forms of Migraine and headaches are those in which Migraine or headache occur 15 or more days per month for three months or longer...

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Published On: March 15, 2010