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Med Clin North Am. 2001 Jul;85(4):987-96, vii-viii.

Posttraumatic headache.

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Headache Unit, Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA.


Chronic posttraumatic headache is a common condition, often part of the postconcussion/posttraumatic syndrome. The pathophysiology is not well understood but includes biological, psychological, and social factors. Tension-type headache is the most common manifestation, but exacerbations of migraine-like headaches often occur. After a structural lesion has been ruled out, the treatment of posttraumatic headache is similar to that of the primary headaches.

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