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Are migraines associated with a head injury?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Hardin
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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