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Watsonville, CA
A 29-year-old male asked:

Is it normal to still get occasional spasms from skull trauma 3 months after an assault? i feel pressure around skull as well. or should i be concerned? skull seems to have deformed and gotten tighter.can it improve over time?can any medication help?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Skull Traums: It’s difficult to answer this question because I don’t know what you mean by spasm or what kind of school trauma you had. If you did not have a skull fracture or lose consciousness it is unlikely that this was a serious injury and most likely your symptoms will resolve. There is no medication for this.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Post traumatic : Head trauma can cause variety of post traumatic headaches. Medication may be of value. Neurologists can help decide effective treatment directions. Get proactive and overcome lingering issues
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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No cause for concern: In three months everything has healed. I recall you had no fractures and normal scans. The muscular layer covering the skull may contain some scars from any direct blows which can be a focus of an occasional spasm particularly if you are tired. These aren't dangerous and will fade over time. Your skull is NOT deformed. The tightness is tension in that muscle layer that can be aggravated by stress.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2020

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