Postconcussive Syndrome

What You Need to Know

Postconcussive headaches are seen in both children and adults and typically start after an injury or trauma to the head. The headaches start soon after the initial event, and while most concussive headaches resolve in the first two weeks, some can persist for months.

Causes

A concussion is caused by an injury to the brain that is commonly seen after a sports or work-related injury or car accident. Even a mild trauma can cause debilitating postconcussive headaches.

Symptoms

  • Brain fog and difficulty thinking clearly.
  • Difficulty with concentration.
  • Dizziness and imbalance.