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A study has found an association between moderate and severe temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) and headache in children and teens. Disorders of this joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull plagues many patients, including young people who have sustained head or spine injury.
Medical research shows that PTSD is linked to headache in many individuals.
Headache is one of the most commonly reported symptoms following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and is often persistent, lasting years after the initial injury. However, little is known about the clinical features of headaches that occur following TBI.
The number of kids diagnosed with concussions is on the rise, yet questions still linger about which treatments are effective for pediatric patients with brain injuries. Like adults with brain injuries, children with TBIs often suffer from posttrauamtic headache but few studies have examined how these symptoms may affect children differently.
Both headaches and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ) pain are common health complaints. Recent studies have observed a relationship between tension-type or migraine headaches and TMD. However, little research has been done to investigate the link between chronic daily headaches and TMD.
After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients often experience one or more symptoms that affect their daily lives. Among this host of possible problems, post-traumatic headache is the most common after TBI.
Damage to the temporomandibular joint is known to cause a long list of problems and medical complications in patients with temporomandibular disorders, or TMD. Former research has linked TMD with fibromyalgia, and studies have also demonstrated that TMD patients are at risk of chronic headache, just to name a few associations.
Occipital neuralgia is a type of headache caused by inflammation or injury to the occipital nerves, which run from the top of the spinal cord—at the base of the neck—upwards, through the scalp. This can cause a sharp pain in the back of the neck and head. Often, the symptoms are very similar to a migraine.
Patients with low speed auto injuries generally have a favorable prognosis, though a significant number develop long-term pain and disability. Predicting who will recover from crashes quickly and whose symptoms will become chronic is very challenging for health-care providers.
Researchers found abnormalities in the EEG tests of patients after an auto injury, indicating some type of brain trauma in these pateints.
Chronic pain is a major problem following auto injuries. However, it remains difficult to identify which patients are at risk of developing chronic pain. Some risk factors contributing to chronic pain have already been identified. Now, researchers have taken this data a step further by developing a risk assessment score that may be used to predict disability at one year post-injury.
This study examined 30 car crash patients an average of 13 months after their accidents.