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Post-traumatic headaches are target of Scott & White study

Post-traumatic headaches occur after someone has experienced a head injury. Scott & White Healthcare physicians are finding that even with a mild traumatic brain injury a person could begin to experience a substantial, reoccurring headache problem. The great range of sufferers can run from young athletes to victims of traffic accidents, and includes returning war veterans.

Michael Ready, MD, is director of the Headache Center, part of the Neuroscience Institute at Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is participating in a clinical trial using treatments to help stop the pain of post-traumatic headaches and discover if treating the pain will also help the patient’s thinking ability to improve.

A little talked about aspect of traumatic brain-injury is that people may not be able to think clearly … like walking around in a haze. Some patients tell Dr. Ready that they sometimes don’t remember how to do arithmetic, and other simple tasks which they previously performed without difficulty.

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Dr. Ready has an active interest in post-traumatic headaches, and has been collaborating with physician staff from the nearby Fort Hood U.S. Army post to help diagnose and treat some soldiers. He is certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialities.

The formal name of this investigational study is “Evaluation of the Efficacy of TreximetTM for Prevention of Post Traumatic Headache Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction.”

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