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August 29, 2019

Headaches and Photosensitivity following Concussion – Review of the Literature

As discussed in prior posts, the most common symptom of post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is post-traumatic headache accompanied by photophobia (heightened sensitivity to light.) These symptoms can interfere with both work and activities of daily living. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences recently reviewed the literature to determine the current level of knowledge concerning the pathophysiology, the underlying mechanisms, producing these symptoms.

Understanding these mechanisms is key to providing more effective care. The paper notes, based on the literature review, that headache occurs in up to 88% of sports-related concussions, followed closely and concomitantly by photophobia. Approximately 8-35% of post traumatic headaches will “chronicize” (become a long-term problem.) Read More

July 1, 2013

TBI and Stroke: Study Finds Link Between TBI and Ischemic Strokes

A recent study published in Neurology found a link between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and ischemic strokes. Ischemic strokes, a category which accounts for 87 percent of all stroke cases as per the American Stroke Association, are those which are caused by blood clots or other obstructions in the blood vessels which connect to the brain. Read More