Some examples of headache or pain after concussion
- Symptoms can vary from one person to another
- They may be experienced as tension-headaches with mild throbbing across the skull
- They may also be perceived as migraine like symptoms, with sharper pain and sensitivity to light and noise
- Whiplash injuries may also play a role in the development of headache symptoms after trauma (not just concussion)
- Headaches can cause the sufferer to have more difficulty with other tasks, such as memory and concentration
- As with recovery from other concussion symptoms, good self-care is very important to keep headaches at bay. Get enough rest, take breaks, and don’t overdo it.
- Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs.
- Stay moderately active, as symptoms allow.
- If you have a whiplash injury, be sure your treatment plan takes this into consideration, such as receiving physiotherapy
- Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help with headaches if they become long-term