Headache, Posttraumatic

A. G. Finkel*, A. I. Scher, S. Lucas

*Corresponding author for this work

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According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur annually. TBI occurs most often in middle-aged white males and motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent cause. One of the most common symptoms following TBI is headache. A variety of headache syndromes may develop, but migraine-type pain is the most prevalent. Treatment is based on primary headache characteristics. Recently, athletes and military personnel have become the objects of intense study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Athletes
  • Blast
  • Concussion
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Military
  • Posttraumatic headache
  • Secondary headache
  • Sports
  • Tension-type headache
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash


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