HEADACHE FROM PERSONAL INJURY – CERVICOGENIC vs. CONCUSSION
Headaches are a frequent symptom of traumatic injury from car accidents, workplace injuries and other types of trauma. Headaches have many causes associated with personal injury.
Cervicogenic headaches are caused by cervical or neck injuries. A more technical definition is that cervicogenic headache is a “syndrome characterized by chronic head pain that radiates, or is referred, from an injury condition in the neck.” Cervicogenic headaches are typically referred from the muscles, nerves, articular structures and vascular structures in the neck.
Cervicogenic headaches typically are triggered by neck pain at the base of the skull that radiates up the back of the head.
Headache pain is one of the most common symptoms that occur after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury to the head. This type of headache is typically referred to as a “post-concussion headache.”
Migraine headaches occur when an area of the brain becomes hypersensitive, which triggers pain signals that produces tall throbbing, but sometimes very severe and disabling, headaches. Migraine headaches are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It is well recognized in the medical literature that migraine headaches can be triggered by the trauma of a car accident or other traumatic event. However they can, most certainly, occur in the absence of trauma.
Tension headaches are also called stress-related headaches. They are associated with muscle tension or muscle spasms and stress. Victims of whiplash injury typically develop muscle spasms in the neck, which can produce tension headaches. Chronic pain resulting from car accidents, drug-related accidents or other traumatic events that produce stress, which will trigger a tension headache.
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