I am 55 years old. Caused by a recent car accident, my childhood migraines have worsened. Also, I am experiencing uncomfortable tenderness and sensitivity on my scalp that does not go away. Is there any treatment for this condition? Thank you. Franny .
Unfortunately, trauma such as a car accident can result in an increase of Migraines, either because there's an injury that is a trigger or because the trauma has left you more susceptible to your triggers.
We can't diagnose via the Internet, but the scalp tenderness and sensitivity may be what's called cutaneous allodynia and related to the increase in your Migraines. If it is, the answer is to improve your Migraine treatment.
If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache speciali...
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ICP; Intracranial pressure - increased; Intracranial hypertension; Acute increased intracranial pressure; Sudden increased intracranial pressure
Bulging of the soft spot on top of the head (bulging fontanelle)
Older children and adults:
Signs and tests
A health care provider will usually make this diagnosis at the patient's bedside in an emergency room or hospital. Primary care doctors may sometimes spot early symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache, seizures, or neurological problems.
An MRI or CT scan of the head can often determine the cause and confirm the diagnosis.
Intracranial pressure may be measured during a spinal tap (lumbar pu...
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