Full Question: My father had a smack on his head with a rifle in military services back in 1971. The force was enough to split his helmet in 2. He has suffered enormous headache since that day and here in
Dear Frank from
Your description of your father’s headaches is very close to my practice; I have a large traumatic brain injury population in the practice. Your father has postconcussional
headaches and often these behave like migraines. And, they often respond to migraine medications. Often, there are many other postconcussional symptoms: dizziness, memory problems, irritability, mood swings, sleep disturbances. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms can be present for a long time after the injury as you can see.
That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be treated. The problem is to find a headache expert in your country and I might suggest a visit to Dr. Jes Olesen or one of his colleagues in
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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