Post-Traumatic Headache (after an injury or fall)

According to the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington, an estimated 1.3 million Canadians are living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 1 They have a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families. Headache is the most common complaint, and it can occur after mild, moderate or severe injury. Post-Traumatic Headache (PTH) is a side effect of a TBI and is generally caused from motor-vehicle accidents, assaults, a sports collision, falling, or accidentally hitting your head.

Post-Traumatic Article (PDF)

The opioids (narcotics) cause progression of the illness (Chronic Daily Headache), not termination, and will actually make the individual much worse over time. It is easier and quicker to give the patient a pain killer than to "get into the trench" and try solve the problem. Patients with chronic daily headache require time, diligence, and frequent access from their physician.

Interview: Dr. Joel Saper, MHNI
-from the book Chronic Daily Headache

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The book Chronic Daily Headache features
an article reviewed by a Headache Neurologist
entitled "Why Some Headache Patients do
not Improve"!