Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Short Communication
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 May 12;3(2):114-15
Hasoon J1*, Berger A1
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Corresponding Author: Jamal Hasoon MD ORCID ID
Address: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Received date: 15 April 2020; Accepted date: 02 May 2020; Published date: 12 May 2020
Citation: Hasoon J, Berger A. Chronic Post Traumatic Headaches Unresponsive to Medication Management. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 May 12;3(2):114-15.
Copyright © 2020 Hasoon J, Berger A. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Headache, Post Traumatic Headache, Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain
Chronic post traumatic headaches (PTH) are being more frequently seen in military medicine due to the increasing prevalence of patients suffering from explosive related head injuries. Data from recent wars in the Middle East have shown a higher proportion of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blast-related and explosive injuries. Patients who have served in military combat operations in the middle-east have a higher chance to develop PTH related to TBIs. These patients can be difficult to manage as there are limited medication options for the treatment of these headaches in patients. This brief report describes 2 patients who suffered from chronic PTH who failed a multitude of medication management.