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My son has bad headache after fall from height

my son had an accident when he was younger and is 26 now he constantly has bad headaches hes happy one second then lashes the next have had bad dreams and even talks to himself sometimes and i notice he cant se a word with out having to spell it out like a comerical comes on with words i would catch him air writing those words and if he misses one he will be upset as if he lost a competition i was wondering is there a name for this and could it have been his accident he fell from the 3rd floor hit his jaw on the 2nd floor railing and down to the 1st he had a i,v put in his head for seizures and all and he was 17 months at the time i sued the city and won but i need to know what is his condition
Asked On : Tue, 6 Oct 2009
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From the history given by you to us we could think of this problem as post traumatic or post concussion headache. The age is not clear though whether it is 26 months or 26 years. Mild injuries of the brain are characterized as a concussion or a brief disturbance of brain function causing loss of consciousness or transient difficulty in thought processes.The clinical features of post traumatic headache may vary from one individual to another. These headaches are typically a steady ache affecting both sides of the head and occurring daily or almost everyday. They are of slight to moderate intensity but intermittently, upon this base of low grade headache bouts of severe or moderately severe headache may occur and these often are similar to, if not identical with traumatic headaches also experience other symptoms of the post traumatic or post concussion syndrome. There may be other neurological symptoms such as dizziness, ringing in the ears, vague blurring of vision, psychological symptoms occur such as depression, anxiety, personality change, disturbance in sleep and impairment libido.The people with post concussion syndrome have changes in their mental functioning, primarily difficulty in concentration, inability to work efficiently and associated difficulty maintaining attention and retaining memory. Seizure attacks are not uncommon (supposing the seizure attacks have started after the injury). The treatment of post traumatic headache, as well as other features of the post traumatic syndrome is symptomatic. That is each symptom is treated individually because, unfortunately, there is no medication that will alter the underlying disturbance in the brain.
Answered: Thu, 8 Oct 2009
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