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2021 Jun 23

Curr Pain Headache Rep



The Diagnosis and Management of Posttraumatic Headache with Associated Painful Cranial Neuralgias: a Review and Case Series.


Cranial neuralgias are common in the setting of posttraumatic headache. They may exacerbate underlying primary headache disorders and therefore may be overlooked in clinical practice. Frequently, cranial neuralgias generate neuropathic symptoms such as lancinating pain and sensory dysesthesias. Cranial neuralgias are identified based on a clinical history of focal neuropathic pain and physical exam findings including tenderness with palpation and percussion, at times eliciting radiating pain or paresthesias in the corresponding sensory nerve distribution.