Headaches Worse with Mild Head Trauma than More Severe Trauma
A recent study has revealed that patients who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffer from more severe headaches and an increasing number of headaches, than those patients who have had moderate to severe brain injury."We have known that headache is the most common physical symptom after traumatic brain injury, but we wanted to study headache prospectively including whether severity of injury had an impact in prevalence," study lead author Dr. Sylvia Lucas, of the University of Washington Medical Center, said in an American Headache Society news release. Lucas and her colleagues examined patients with mild, moderate or severe TBI at three, six and twelve months after sustaining their brain injury. Those subjects diagnosed with more mild injuries experienced new or worsening headaches compared with those with more severe TBI injuries. The study and its results will be presented this week at an American Headache Society meeting taking place in Los Angeles. This is just one of the many issues relating to headache, migraine, and brain injuries on the four-day meeting which runs through Sunday morning, June 24. Lucas feels that, "these findings should caution us to not underestimate milder head injuries and to take all brain traumas very seriously." She also noted that recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show a significant rise, almost 60%, in the number of emergency room admissions for teenagers who have suffered sports-related concussions. Since this study is scheduled to be presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be interpreted as preliminary until published a peer-reviewed journal. It is extremely important to consult with a qualified Florida traumatic brain injury attorney if you, or a loved one, have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as the result of another’s negligence. Please contact: email@example.com or call Dolman Law Group at: (727) 451-6900. The brain injury attorneys at the Dolman Law Group are available for a free consultation and case evaluation.