It should not be surprising that there are lingering effects from a battle concussion, what may be surprising is the sheer amount of service men and women that may be affected daily by just headaches. Recent data published in Headache by Army researchers shows that nearly 20% of soldiers that sustained a concussive episode had been diagnosed with “chronic daily headache”;
Of those, a quarter had the headaches every day. More soldiers with chronic headaches had symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those who did not suffer frequent headaches. […]
The chronic headache group was also more likely to score higher Continue reading
As expected the Sidney Crosby news made the numbers move, especially in Canada, along with that I have only heard more questions than actual answers. The inbox was full of speculation and “told you so, it’s not a concussion”, or “told you so Crosby was being a (insert your expletive)”, however there was NOT ONE email that could shed light on an actual diagnosis.
I asked all the emailers if I could re-print their submissions and none took me up on the offer, except one, and his opinion is one of clarity and perspective. This email also provided the closest thing to what could be the actual issue. Below you can read it in full (in the email correspondence we never hammered out if he wanted his name published, so it will remain anonymous); Continue reading