Pediatric Posttraumatic Headache

Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury are common injuries in pediatrics, and post-traumatic headache is the most common complaint following these injuries. While most children and teens recover from a simple, isolated concussion without incident within 1-2 weeks, some develop symptoms that can last for months. It is important to manage both acute and persistent post-traumatic headaches appropriately in order to speed recovery, minimize disability and maximize function. In this manuscript we will review the definitions, epidemiology and current recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of acute and persistent post-traumatic headaches.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neuroscience in the Clinic: Cutting Edge Concussion Data from the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neuro Trauma and Sports Neurology Source Type: research
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