Hello everyone, I am looking for some adivice. I was in a car accident Nov 08. Have been experiencing excuriating(sp) headaches since that day. Chiro has sent me to Pain Management. They did a MRI on my neck and I have a small disc protrusion, I got shots in my neck(facet) since they thought that was causing my headaches. 3 weeks after, I still have these headaches. The flexeril that the doc gave me keeps them away as long as I take them at the same time(twice) a day. The tramadol I try not to take. If I skip a dose, I can feel it coming on and its then to late to stop it from coming a major pain. Nothing as far as sounds or lights make it worse. Heat nor cold seems to make it better or worse. This is affecting my everyday life and want it to go away. I see the Doc next week, jus seeing if anyone had any advice.
Your headache can be part of a group of symptoms in so called post-concussion syndrome.
This syndrome consists of a set of symptoms that a person may experience for weeks, months, or occasionally years after a concussion (a mild form of traumatic brain injury), but, it can follow after moderate and severe brain injury in accidents.
It's main symptom is headache,usually more intensive and frequent than before the accident and most of the people are symptom-free within 3 months of the injury.
If symptoms are not resolved by one year, they are likely to be permanent, though improvements may occur after even two or three years.
This syndrome can't be treated, but it's symptoms can be eased by certain treatments.
hi, i was in an accident 5 months ago and i still get headaches alot. they have improved but some days are worse than others. it feels like my head is going to explode sometimes!! what did your doctor say?have your headaches gone now?im just curious as mine haven't. i had a scan and it was all fine, but it is affecting my everyday life too. Hope you are better
My headaches have not improved. Been through PM and PT and then back to PM where they sent me to PT for myofacial release. For some reason no one wants to do a scan. That is my next option just to make sure its not something that need immediate attention.
For some reason they didn't want to do a scan on me either, i had to get refered by my doctor. They told me they only do a scan if necessary but i said i wanted one, and the doctor said ''fine we will give you a scan but it will come back negative''
She said if it was something bad it would have hapened by now,still i wasn't convinced.She said i will have to get used to having these headaches as it is post concussion and they could go on for months, and they have. I think in your situation it's not something that needs immediate attention,not after a year, i would ask for a scan just to give you peace of mind. I found that my headaches were made worse because i was constantly thinking about if i was going to get one or if it was something bad....in the end giving me a headache!Since i posted that last comment my headaches have nearly gone as i have stopped thinking this.You have to fight it and eventually you will stop thinking its there. Just think that if there was something wrong with your brain a year after, you would not be where you are now.
Does your eyesight go wierd or do you have any other pains? Apart from your neck? did you actually bash your head in the accident?
I was in a car accident in june 09. I have had 2 MRI and 1 Cat scan,all with only minor findings. I have seen 6 different specialists and no one can make a dent in the headache that is continual. Pain that spreads from neck up to feel like someone is grabbing the front of my brain. I have tried over 15 medicines for everything from muscle issues, to nerve damage, to depression. nothing touches the pain including the narcotics they are more they happy to prescribe. I can't work, can't sleep, can't walk around or the pain gets worse, i have lost over 50lbs because i cant keep food down the pain is so strong. Has anyone had improvement from any treatments. I feel helpless.
I was in an auto accident in nov. '08 and I hit the left side of my head on the side window and didn't feel it til the next day. My head was very bruised where it hit and I had bad migraine headaches. This lasted for a week and a half. Now in nov. '09 the headaches are starting up again and I feel pressure on the left side of my head. Sometimes motrine isn't enough to stop the pain.