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Headaches

A headache isn’t just an inconvenience. For many people, chronic migraine symptoms create severe pain that limits their quality of life. Persistent migraine headaches can actually be telltale signs pointing to a traumatic brain injury. Accidents and injuries can often trigger migraine headaches in people who have never experienced them before. In addition, a number of environmental factors can also contribute to headaches disorders. It’s important to speak with a lawyer specializing in chronic pain if you’re suffering from chronic migraine symptoms caused by the negligence of others.

What Are the Causes of Headaches?

There are many different causes of headaches that affect people for the long term. However, a lack of awareness often causes people to dismiss headache pain. Common causes of chronic headaches include:

Car accidents, workplace injuries, slips, falls, and other sources of “impact” can all trigger headaches. A person suffering from headaches after some type of accident or injury event may actually be living with symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. This can have a devastating impact on the quality of life that affects a person’s health, wellness, mood, personality, and ability to work. Don’t ignore chronic headaches following an accident. If you’re suffering from chronic headaches symptoms, it’s time to talk with a personal injury lawyer specializing in legal cases focused on headaches.

What Are the Common Types of Headaches?

Not everyone experiences a headache disorder the same way. There are actually several different forms of headache pain. The two most common types of headaches are migraine headaches and tension-type headaches. A migraine headache is caused by pain-inducing inflammation that occurs deep within the brain. People often suffer from recurring headache attacks that can come on without warning. Tension-type headaches are considered to be episodic headaches that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Some people also suffer from cluster headaches that occur several times a day.

These Are the Common Symptoms of Headaches

A headache isn’t just “head pain.” There are many different symptoms to go along with a headache disorder. Here’s a look at the long list of debilitating symptoms that can accompany a headaches disorder:

  • Throbbing head pain.
  • Pressure and tightness that travels to the neck.
  • Feeling like your head is in a vice.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Dizziness/nausea.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Disorientation.
  • Concentration issues.
  • Memory issues.
  • Red, watery eyes.
  • Runny nose.
  • Congestion.
  • Swollen eyelids.
  • Swollen forehead.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Loss of control of nerves.
  • Fatigue.
  • Irritability.

Headache symptoms can also impact mood. A person may feel confused and disoriented because they have to alter their schedule around headache attacks. The pain and isolation of a headache disorder can also cause depression and anxiety.

How Headaches Can Affect Your Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life in the Long Term

Living with chronic headaches can drastically reduce one’s quality of life. A person with persistent headaches attacks may not be able to function within a workplace environment due to constant triggers caused by noise and bright lights. Even computer screens can become big triggers for people who spend long hours at their desks daily. In addition, headache symptoms can make it difficult to focus on work tasks without interruption. Headaches can also disrupt a person’s sleep.

Many people suffer economically when living with a headache disorder because they are unable to be productive. Not knowing when a headache attack will happen can often be the worst part. As a result, many headache sufferers develop anxiety. They might become isolated because they don’t want to risk experiencing a headache episode while away from home. Lastly, a person suffering from persistent headaches may be forced to make frequent visits to medical professionals for treatments.

Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer at Davie & Associates Law to Navigate Through a Headache Injury Case

You don’t have to suffer in silence if you’re living with chronic migraine symptoms, persistent headaches, or symptoms that you suspect are caused by a traumatic brain injury. You have rights that deserve to be protected. Here at Davie & Associates, we specialize in offering personalized attention and compassionate service to our clients suffering from life-altering injuries. We understand the courage it takes to stand up for your rights when your symptoms have left you feeling confused, depleted, and helpless. Our offices in Red Deer, Edmonton and Penticton make it easy to speak with a legal professional in person about your case. Don’t spend another day in the dark without getting legal help for your headache case. Contact Davie & Associates today.

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If an accident or traumatic event has left you with headaches, you should seek legal help from a personal injury lawyer. Contact Davie & Associates today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.
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