When your head is in pain, everything else feels harder. After a brain injury, headaches can be a major symptom that decreases quality of life for survivors.
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, Dr. Thompson Maesaka is here to help us understand all things post-injury headaches, including hidden causes. We will also discuss the difference between post-concussion headaches and "true migraine," neurologists, and medication. When you can identify the cause behind WHY your head is in pain, it will help you to treat it effectively.
Listen below or on your mobile device by subscribing on podcast platforms!
9:30 Introducing Dr. Thompson
12:00 Post-Injury Headaches
15:30 Stress on your System
20:30 Reasons for Headaches
22:00 Basics on How to Help Headaches
25:00 Neck and Eyes Relationship
30:50 Neurologists and Medication
34:10 Post-TBI Headaches Vs. True Migraine
44:45 Top Things to Know
51:10 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
I’m Dr. Thompson Maesaka. I grew up in Rosemount, MN currently live in Edina, MN. I love neuroscience, making music, and dogs of all types. I got into concussion work through my own struggles with post concussion symptoms and love being able to relate to people’s struggles on a more personal level. I own a clinic centered around persistent headaches in Bloomington, MN called the MN Center for Chronic Headache. Our main areas of focus are migraine and concussion.
Connect: mnmigraineandconcussion.com ; IG: @dr.thompson_maesaka ; TikTok: @headache_whisperer
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.