Can old head injury cause migraines?

Yes. Post concussive migraine. Of course there are other things that can contribute to activation of the Trigeminal Vascular System triggering migraine. High blood pressure can cause headaches. There are many types and causes of headache. .

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Do I need a neurologic exam? Closed-head injury as a child w loss of consciousness and temp paralysis (no medical care). I suffer frequent headaches -some migraine- and have bipolar disorder. I currently take lithium, lamictal, serequel, zoloft, and levo

Yes, . Yes, you would benefit from a neurologic exam and diagnostic studies including imaging of your brain if there are any abnormalities on the exam. You may also benefit from an eeg as your past history puts you at greater risk for seizures. Read more...
Yes. Neurological consult would be your next step. Closed head injuries are difficult to diagnose. Read more...
YES. I agree with the other professional opinions for your care. Considering Neuropsychological testing could be very important to documenting the subtle problems which can occur as a consequence of a closed head injury. MCochran MD. Read more...
Yes. you should see a neurologist to evaluate your headaches. You are on several medications that can contribute to them. Read more...

Head injury/concussion 2 days ago, Severe headache/Migraine, extreme nausea, off food, restless and in pain?? Please help me!

Concussion headache. Hi Jerry, worsening pain and new symptoms after a concussion are concerning. A CT scan of your brain would be prudent, so call your doctor for further instruction or go to an emergency room. Best wishes. Read more...

I'm taking a whole host of meds and suffer bad migraines since a serious head injury, are any of my meds conflicting and making my migraines worse???

Migraine Treatment. There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture, MRI and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) See headache or orofacial pain specialist for treatment. . Read more...
Maybe. See a headache specialist if your headaches persist or are frequent. . Read more...
Med overuse headache. It is possible that you are suffering from medication over use headaches. In this situation, frequent use of medications can themselves trigger headaches. You should see a neurologist who is knowledgeable in headinjury and headaches. Read more...

I suffered a head injury about 3 years ago. Is it normal to still be getting occasional migraines & to still have issues with short term memory?

Very common . Symptoms of post concussive syndrome are common after head injury and your symptoms are the common complaints of those who have had such injuries. You can see a psychologist to assist you in techniques in treating it as there is little else that can be done pending imaging shows no structural problem (sdh etc). Read more...
Concussion. Look up concussion. These seem to be post concussive symptoms. All head injuries vary and depend on the extent of the head injury. Yes is the answer to the question and both seem to improve over time. Having a neurologist or neurosurgeon with the help of a neuropsychologist can be helpful. Read more...

Are migraines associated with a head injury?

Traumatic Migraine. Headaches which occur after a head injury can be of different types, including migraines. Migraines are more likely to occur in those with prior history of migraines or those with a family history of migraines. Post-traumatic migraines are treated the same way as other types of migraines - elimination of caffeine, exercise, regular sleep, biofeedback, magnesium, coq10, botox, drugs. Read more...
Possibly. Traumatic brain injury can lead to migranes and other types of headaches. These should be evaluated by a neurologist or a physiatrist as there may be other causes, some serious. Also your migranes might be from a cause unrelated to your head injury or might be muscle tension headaches due to stress, muscle imbalance or secondary fibromyalgia. Read more...

I sustained a head injury about a year ago and I still feel headaches and sharp pains occasionally. Could these be more than migraines?

Headaches. In this context, such pains are unlikely to be migraine. Most likely is that some arthritis has set in after the injury. There could also be some scars in the connective tissue (ligaments) or muscles that are contracting and causing aches. Stretching exercises are likely to be very helpful, particularly in the shower with moist heat or a heating pad. Read more...