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head injury problems problems have gotten worse...

My boyfriend has been in a few motorcycle wrecks and has had a head injury. But currently his problems have gotten worse... He wakes up in the middle of the night almost convulsing in pain saying it feels like someone is beating him with a ball bat. Also twitches in pain while he's asleep.... Any ideas on what is going on with him?
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replied June 7th, 2018
Hello and welcome,

I appreciate your concern,

Post traumatic headaches are quite common after traumatic brain injuries even if all the tests and imaging are normal and not showing any significant damage.It could result from disruption of the microscopic nerve fibers in the brain due to stretching or shearing forces of the trauma.It could be accompanied by other brain malfunctioning symptoms like dizziness,sleep disturbance,blurring of the vision,depression,anxiety,ringing in the ears,impairment of libido etc etc.

The treatment to all of these is,symptomatic,that is each symptom should be treated individually as there is no single cure to these post traumatic symptoms.

He should visit a neurologist,who can thoroughly examine him and order some tests to rule out any gross abnormalities and if there is no single treatable cause,he will be given pain medication for symptomatic relief.

I hope this is helpful.

Wishing him the best of health.

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