SciAmerMIND Can an old head injury suddenly cause detrimental effects much later in life?
———–I’ve recently read that brain injury is a major counterindication to migraine sufferers. Makes sense to me for two reasons, I began to suffer at 13 from headaches just after I was concussed playing soccer breaking my nose again. How much trauma did I really receive when I broke my nose for the 5th time in college? Now that migraines and depression are impacting my life again, my thoughts go back to point in this SA article- injury history! Protect your melon , where a helmet.
Can an old head injury suddenly cause detrimental effects much later in life?
By Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith, professor of neurosurgery and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, answers