The most common posttraumatic headache has features of migrainerather than of tension-type headachesBotox is the only treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for chronic migraine and is widely used. It has never been shown to be effective for tension-type headache. A fairly high percentage of patients following mild concussion develop posttraumatic headaches with features of migraine. They may be episodic or chronic.

According to a study published in the journal Headache in March 2015, sixty-four active duty service members who suffered mild traumatic brain injury developed intractable posttraumatic migraine. They were treated with Botox according to the approved chronic migraine injection protocol. Almost two-thirds improved. This percent is similar to the 70% improvement seen in chronic migraine groups.

Jack Florin, MD

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