Posttraumatic Headache

Posttraumatic Headaches

Posttraumatic headaches are headaches that occur following a head or neck injury. This type of headache is often associated with dizziness, fatigue, or memory problems, especially in the early phase of symptoms. In the majority of cases, posttraumatic headaches will resolve within a few months. However, sometimes, posttraumatic headaches can be chronic.

There is no specific headache type which characterizes the posttraumatic headache. The headache symptoms may mimic either tension-type headache or migraine headache, and is actually most commonly a hybrid mixture of the two.

Treatment is symptomatic. Surprisingly, as common as this headache type is, there have been no controlled trials of medications for the treatment of posttraumatic headache.