Post-Traumatic Headache

Business man with painful migraine

Understanding Post-Traumatic Headaches

Post-Traumatic Headaches often follow a head injury or traumatic event, presenting symptoms similar to migraines, tension-type headaches, or other chronic headache disorders. This section delves into the causes behind these headaches, emphasizing the physical and psychological factors that contribute to their persistence.

What are Post-Traumatic Headaches?
Post-traumatic headaches are headaches that occur following a traumatic event such as a head injury, concussion, or whiplash-associated disorder (WAD). These headaches can be debilitating and significantly impact your quality of life.

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Headaches may include:

  • Head pain (throbbing, prressure-like, or dull)
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

Chronic Pain Treatment for Post-Traumatic Headaches

Chronic pain resulting from post-traumatic headaches requires careful management to improve symptoms and enhance overall well-being. 


Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, may be recommended to alleviate headache pain. In some cases, prescription medications specifically designed to treat migraines or other types of headaches may be prescribed.
Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication directly into the bloodstream via intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (under the skin) routes. This treatment method is often used for managing chronic pain when other treatments have been ineffective.


Cannabis shows promise as a potential treatment for chronic pain, but its effectiveness varies among individuals, and more research is needed to understand its long-term effects fully.
Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a holistic approach to pain management that involves the manipulation of soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. It can be an effective complementary treatment for chronic pain conditions, providing relief from muscle tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation.


Nerve block or trigger point injections into the affected area to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
Traditional Chinese therapy involving the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to promote relaxation, reduce pain, and improve overall well-being.

Why Choose Avella for Post-Traumatic Headache Treatment

At Avella you will work closely with our physicians to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and symptoms. With proper care and management, many people with post-traumatic headaches can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and quality of life.

Post-traumatic headaches can be challenging to manage, but with a comprehensive treatment approach, individuals can effectively reduce headache frequency and severity, improve their overall well-being, and regain control of their lives.

NOTE: Avella staff is well versed in navigating the paperwork for automobile insurance providers through HCAI (for car accident related injury), extended health insurance providers, WSIB (for work related injury) as well as Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Sharma and her staff provide me with pain management in so many forms, and this clinic is the most valuable resource in providing me with better quality of life. Dr. Sharma truly cares and listens, and believes me when I talk about my experience and pain. I have followed her from two other clinics and I’m very glad I could! I can count on this clinic and I feel confident in the fact that they care, and that’s a great feeling to have with any doctor.

Lauren Alexandra

Dr. Sharma and the staff are very welcoming and supportive. The office is very organized and responds well to emergencies when they arise. I appreciate the calm and empathic approach that the clinic takes when dealing with pain. This clinic also consistently is getting in cutting edge treatments into the office that improve the wellbeing of the clients they serve. I would fully recommend treatment with Dr. Sharma and at Avella Injury and Pain Management.

Rachel Moxam

Our daughter has a degenerative disorder which involves both chronic and acute pain. Dr. Sharma has been instrumental in helping to manage our daughter’s pain; she listens to our daughter and has implemented a personalized, comprehensive pain management program, which she assesses and modifies as our daughter’s condition changes. Dr. Sharma has been a major part of our lives for a number of years now, and when she opened the Avella Injury and Pain Clinic, we followed her here.
Chris McKerlie

Take the First Step Toward Post-Traumatic Headache Relief

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