According to Dr. Le Van Tuan – Consultant in Neurology, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, head injury is an injury to the brain, skull or scalp.

Head injuries, whether severe or mild, can cause headaches.

Dr. Tuan added that the symptoms and signs of post-traumatic headache are quite diverse, depending on the level or form of injury.

Mild headaches due to soft tissue injuries when injured in the head. Because the scalp and forehead have a rich blood supply, injuries in these areas often lead to bleeding under the skin.

Headache due to swelling of the wound causes tension, heaviness and headache.

Cranial imaging after injury helps identify damage and provide timely treatment.

Post-traumatic brain concussion also causes splitting headaches accompanied by vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, tinnitus, fatigue, mental and emotional disorders, affecting memory and

Trauma that leaves a hematoma in the skull causes headaches, often severe pain when a blood vessel inside the brain or between the brain and skull is broken, accumulating blood, causing compression of brain tissue.

After a period of time, the hematoma forms and grows, increasing intracranial pressure. The patient will feel a headache that gradually increases in intensity until the pain becomes severe;

Headache due to cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) is a condition in which blood flows inside the brain parenchyma, which can be related to other brain injuries, especially brain contusion.

Skull fractures are also the cause of headaches, signaling the dangers the patient is facing.

Dr. Tuan recommends that after a head injury, each person needs to closely monitor their health condition.

Minh Anh