Headache and Concussion
Headache is a pain that occurs anywhere in the head. Its quality may arise as sharp, throbbing, or dull. The onset may be sudden or gradual, and its course may range from less than an hour to several days. Migraine consists of a pulsing sensation or a severe, throbbing pain on one side of the head. It often happens with nausea, vomiting, and extreme light/sound sensitivity. For some, it also occurs with visual disturbances, tingling sensation, or speech difficulty. Concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury that results in brain dysfunctions, which are typically caused by an impact to the head due to falls or contact sport injuries. Although effects of headaches are temporary, they could lead to headaches and difficulties with balance, coordination, and executive functions.