October 13, 2015

Chronic Post Traumatic Headache

Post-traumatic headache is a headache which happens after any damage or injury to the head or neck. Dominant part of the general population tend to experience headache even after a mild head injury. The headache can happen instantly after the damage or it can begin around a week after the injury/harm. There are a few people who keep on encountering headaches for a while after the injury. Any damage to the head prompts swelling and gathering of liquid in and around the brain; and when the tissues begin to swell and increase in size, it causes increased pressure inside the skull (intracranial pressure) and this result to a post-traumatic headache.

Chronic post-traumatic headache is often part of the post-traumatic syndrome which includes a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Patient experiences pain in the head and neck region.
  • Worsening headache upon exertion, bending over, coughing and head movements.
  • Pain can occur on one side of the head or on both the sides.
  • It can be throbbing in nature resembling a migraine headache with nausea and photosensitivity and sensitivity to noise.
  • Vision changes.
  • Problems with memory.
  • Impaired hearing.
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Decline in smelling and tasting ability.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Sensitivity to light and noise.
  • Anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • Stiffness in the head, neck, shoulders and back.
  • Decreased libido.

Pain caused by Chronic Post Traumatic Headache can often be reduced through chiropractic care, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.  Therapies such as meditation, relaxation techniques, getting enough sleep, biofeedback, acupuncture are also beneficial.

What we understand from this injury is that it can really affect alignment of the top half of your body and further complicate the problem. This is where we can help you with Chiropractor at North Balgowlah

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