Headaches are the most common problem after a concussion. There are a variety of types of headaches that can occur after a concussion. To a large extent, they are similar to the types of headaches that occur in the non-concussed population.
However, those who have suffered concussions sometimes have other problems related to the concussion that make treating headaches more challenging, e.g. binocular vision disorders, visual-vestibular imbalance, autonomic dysfunction, etc., and that requires a multidisciplinary approach that is offered in the concussion management center in Edmonton.
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2. Neck pain
Whiplash is a neck injury that commonly occurs in conjunction with a concussion. There is no hard and fast rule about the force required to cause a concussion, but many biomechanical studies seem to feel that a concussion occurs with forces to the head greater than 80 to 95 g.
The specific reason for a particular case of dizziness/imbalance after concussion can vary. In general, however, it is due to some change in the way the vestibule works, the way signals are transmitted from the vestibule to the brain, the way the brain processes those signals, and/or the way the brain uses this information to regulate its automatic reflexes, reflexes that most of us take for granted, since we are usually not aware of them.
4. Sensitivity to light
This is a common complaint after a concussion and often improves with proper therapy. Immediate helpful measures include avoiding offensive lighting and wearing sunglasses to cope when the lighting is out of your control. Control of your energy, sleep, autonomic nervous system training, and treatment of any vestibular and binocular vision abnormalities will also improve this symptom.