Interdisciplinary treatment of post-concussion and post-traumatic headaches

Research Type: 
Concussion Literature

Summary: In this study, we report on our early outcomes following peripheral nerve surgery for the treatment of post-concussion headaches. A retrospective review of 28 consecutive patients with post-concussion headaches who underwent occipital nerve surgery was performed. Preoperative and postoperative headache pain was evaluated on visual analog scale (VAS) in 24 patients with at least 6 months follow-up. The average VAS headache pain reduced from 6.4 preoperatively, to 1.4 (P < 0.0001). Twenty-one patients (88%) had a successful outcome of at least a 50% reduction in their VAS following peripheral nerve surgery. Additionally, twelve patients (50%) were pain free at time of final follow-up. There were no surgical complications.

Citation:  Ducic, I., J. C. Sinkin, et al. (2015). "Interdisciplinary treatment of post-concussion and post-traumatic headaches." Microsurgery.
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