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Concussion and Headaches

Gabriel Santos - Friday, May 23, 2014

Payman Sadeghi, MD

Concussion and Post-Concussion Headaches - What You Should Know 

Banging your head while getting out of the car, hitting your forehead on a low doorway or being hit full force by a baseball—these are just some of the injuries that can cause concussion. In fact, it is estimated that 75-80% of all head injuries fall into the concussion category.

Even a minor head injury should be checked out by a medical professional especially if you are suffering from dizziness, nausea or you have trouble with your vision  

While it is not a high probability, there is a slight risk of you developing complications following a minor head injury. Hence, it is important that you look out for the following signs and seek immediate medical attention:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation
  • New deafness in one or both ears
  • Problems walking or loss of balance
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness in one or both legs or arms
  • Clear fluid being discharged from ears or nose
  • Problems understanding or talking
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Inability to wake up
  • Bleeding from one or both ears
  • Drowsiness when you would otherwise normally be awake
  • Fits, collapsing or suddenly passing out
  • Severe headache that will not ease with painkillers

Post-Concussion Syndrome And The Onset Of Headaches And Other Symptoms

Aside from the more serious effects of concussion, there are many minor problems (although they may not feel minor for the sufferer at the time!) that can set in a long time after your concussion symptoms have subsided.

These symptoms come under the category of post-concussion and include:

  • Headaches
  • irritability
  • restlessness
  • nausea
  • Sensitivity to light or noiise
  • feelings of depression or anxiety
  • sleep problems
  • concentration difficulties
  • fatigue
  • memory problems

The symptoms of post-concussion can stay with you for weeks, months and even years after your head injury or trauma. In the first instance, it is vital that you seek professional medical attention from a physician to rule out any serious complications.

We Offer Post-Concussion Headache Treatments Tailored To Your Needs

If you find that headaches persist long after your head injury has healed and you are no longer suffering any other symptoms related to concussion or post-concussion, our headache and migraine specialists are on hand to help.

We offer expert diagnosis on a wide range of headaches including cluster headaches, tension headaches, migraine and many other ailments. Speaking to one of our consultants could be the best thing you do if your headaches are affecting the way you live and enjoy life. 

Let us help you put a stop to your headaches for good. Get your headache diagnosis today. Call us at 908.315.5707 or use our contact form to book a consultation.

Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the co-founder of the New Jersey Headache Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas.  Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.

Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.


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