How Concussion and Head Injuries Lead to Migraine

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Key Questions
  • What are some of the common causes of a head injury?
  • What are the symptoms of a head injury?
  • How do you know when you should seek medical attention?
  • If someone has migraine and then has a concussion, is there a way that they can distinguish between the two?
  • What is the relationship between concussion and migraine?
  • Can having migraine make you more vulnerable to having a concussion, and does having a concussion make you more vulnerable to having migraine?
  • How do you treat concussion?
  • Does the treatment change for people who have preexisting migraine?
  • Does wearing hard helmets or soft helmets help prevent concussion?
Interview Notes
Mia Minen

Mia Minen, MD, MPH

Neurologist, Headache Specialist and Assistant Professor
New York University Langone Medical Center

Dr. Mia Minen is an award-winning, board-certified headache specialist. She is the chief of headache research and an assistant professor in the department of neurology at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Minen has received numerous honors and has published over 30 research papers and conducted various oral presentations on the field of headache. She is also passionate about teaching headache to medical professionals, researchers, and patients.

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