Nurture Integrative Health

Headaches are the most common condition that occurs after any brain injury.  Surprisingly, they are more common with mild concussion brain injuries. That makes sense, you hit your head, you’re going to get a headache, right?  This headache condition is referred to as post-traumatic headaches (PTH). 

Post- Traumatic Headaches account for :

Most Common Causes of Post-Traumatic Headaches

  • 5-7% violence 

  • 3-18% sports

  • 24-45% Falls

  • 24-58% Motor vehicle accidents

Note: Younger age, female gender patients, and rear-end collision accidents have been shown to have an increased risk for PTH. 

Post-Traumatic Headaches can be Acute –lasting less than 3 months or Chronic –lasting more than 3 months. They often overlap with tension and migraine-like headaches. 

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Symptoms that  accompany Post-Traumatic Headaches:

Important Universal Steps to Healing Brain Trauma: 

All of this is to say that symptoms of traumatic brain injury are not always visible to the nake eye. Here is a quick list of what to do to support your brain’s healing after a car accident, fall or another physical trauma. 

  1. Consult your physician for an evaluation. Especially if you have headaches. They can be a red flag for more serious problems. 

  2. Sleep, sleep, sleep 

  3. Remove anything that can contribute to inflammation including alcohol and nicotine 

  4. Anti-inflammatory like Fish Oil

  5. Antioxidant support like Resveratrol 

Did you find this helpful?  Do you want to know more about brain trauma, symptoms, treatment and support?  Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for my weekly Brain Health Conditions and Treatment posts.  

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Siefert, MD T. Sports-Concussion and associated Post-Traumatic Headache. HomeCEU Connection. November 2019.

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