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Frontal Head Trauma: Recovery Essentials

Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
Medically reviewed by Sandeep Dhanyamraju
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Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
Medically reviewed by Sandeep Dhanyamraju

Traumas to any part of the body are dangerous. They come in varying degrees of severity and entail different consequences. Head injuries are the most hazardous. In severe cases, disability or death is possible. Recovering requires a comprehensive approach. It helps to ensure optimal healing and minimize long-term effects. Frontal traumas can occur because of various incidents. Immediate medical attention helps to assess their severity. Also, it initiates appropriate treatment. Recovery typically involves a combination of medical care, rest, and rehabilitation therapies. 

Managing headaches after head injuries and cognitive difficulties is essential for a smooth recovery. Rehabilitation may include physical therapy to restore motor function. Occupational therapy improves daily living skills. Cognitive therapy to address memory and concentration issues. Family support and healthcare professionals’ guidance is vital in the recovery journey. Understanding the potential challenges and implementing strategies to cope with them is pivotal. It can enhance the quality of life of those recovering from front head injuries

Anterior head injuries: causes and characteristics

These injuries affect the front part of the brain, known as the frontal lobe. Falls, sports collisions, and motor vehicle accidents commonly cause them. Such injuries can lead to cognitive, emotional, and motor function impairments. These deficits necessitate prompt medical attention and comprehensive rehabilitation.

Understanding frontal head injury

Head injuries are mechanical damage to the skull and internal soft tissue structures. This includes damage to brain tissue, nerve fibers, and blood vessels. The clinical picture is determined by factors such as the nature and severity of the injury. They are open and closed, as well as penetrating and non-penetrating. They lead to coordination problems or limb weakness. 

Common causes of frontal head injuries

There are common causes of these injuries. They include:

  • Falls: Accidents at home, workplace, or public places. They often lead to head trauma. This is especially true in children and the elderly.
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Collisions can cause severe impact to the head. It results in frontal lobe injuries.
  • Industrial accidents: Workplace incidents involving falls or being generally struck by objects. They can lead to front head injuries.
  • Sports injuries: Football, boxing, and hockey. They carry high risks of these traumas.
  • Assaults: Physical violence, including blows to the head. It can result in significant injury.
  • Recreational activities: Biking, skateboarding, or skiing without proper protective gear. They increase the risk of trauma.

Characteristics and symptoms


Let’s explore the characteristics and symptoms of such head injuries. They involve:

  • Cognitive impairments: Difficulty with attention, concentration, and memory. Individuals may struggle with problem-solving and decision-making tasks.
  • Emotional changes: Increased irritability, mood swings, depression, or anxiety. Personality changes can also occur. Individuals may behave differently from their usual selves.
  • Physical symptoms: Persistent headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. Some may experience loss of consciousness at the time of injury.
  • Motor function issues: Weakness or coordination problems in the limbs. These issues also include difficulty with balance and fine motor skills.
  • Speech and language difficulties: Trouble finding words, forming sentences, or comprehending language.
  • Behavioral changes: Impulsivity, lack of inhibition, and inappropriate social behavior. These changes can impact personal and professional relationships.
  • Sensory disturbances: Altered sense of smell and sensitivity to light and noise.

Recognizing these signs early is pivotal. It helps for timely intervention and effective management of front head injuries. Proper diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve recovery outcomes.

Diagnosis and treatment of frontal head injuries

Diagnosing and treating these injuries helps to prevent long-term complications. Early and accurate diagnosis involves a combination of clinical assessments and imaging techniques. Effective treatment plans are always tailored to the severity of the injury

Diagnostic procedures

Check out diagnostic procedures for frontal head injuries. They include:

  • Imaging tests: Computed Tomography (CT) scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). They help to visualize brain structure and identify any damage.
  • Neuropsychological testing: Assessing cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): Measuring electrical activity in the brain to detect abnormalities or seizures.
  • Blood tests: Checking for biomarkers. They may indicate brain injury or other underlying conditions.

Practical techniques for diagnosing head injuries are vital. They can help doctors create an appropriate treatment plan.

Treatment options and rehabilitation strategies

Medications manage pain, inflammation, and seizures. Rehabilitation strategies focus on restoring cognitive and motor function. It happens through physical, occupational, speech therapy, and mental rehabilitation. Supportive care may help individuals cope with emotional and psychological challenges. Such symptoms are common during recovery from a front head injury.

Long-term management and care

Ongoing monitoring of symptoms and cognitive function is pivotal. Adjustments to treatment plans as needed and support for rehabilitation and recovery. Regular follow-up appointments with healthcare providers, along with lifestyle modifications. Assistance from support networks is essential for optimizing long-term outcomes.

Headaches after head injuries: types and treatment


After sustaining head traumas, individuals may experience various kinds of headaches. Understanding them and getting appropriate treatment is crucial for effective management. 

Types of headaches associated with head injuries

Headaches after head injuries develop after a head trauma. It can persist for months or even years. Migraine is often characterized by throbbing pain. It is often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Tension headache involves mild to moderate pain. It feels like a tight band around the head. This is usually triggered by stress or muscle tension. 

Identifying symptoms of headaches after injury

Recognizing signs of headaches after traumas can help differentiate between their types. Also, it’ll guide treatment decisions for head injuries. Among them are persistent head pain, sensitivity to light or sound, and nausea.  Some individuals experience cognitive difficulties.

Management strategies and treatment approaches

The treatment approach of post-head injury headaches involves a multidisciplinary approach. It includes medication, lifestyle modifications, and stress management techniques. Also, treatment involves acupuncture or physical therapy. Tailoring a treatment plan to the specific headache type is vital. Also, doctors must address underlying factors for effective relief. They’ll help to improve the quality of life of patients with headaches after head injuries.

Prevention of head injuries and post-traumatic headaches

Implementing safety measures and raising awareness is pivotal. It can help prevent head traumas and post-traumatic headaches. Protective equipment, safety procedures, and education initiatives can reduce the risk of accidents. It minimizes the impact of head trauma on individuals’ lives.

Protective measures and safety procedures

Wearing helmets, seat belts, and appropriate safety gear is vital. It can protect against head injuries during sports, cycling, and driving. Individuals must follow safety protocols in workplaces, homes, and recreational settings. They can further reduce the risk of accidents. 

Education and awareness initiatives

Educational campaigns promote safety awareness and recognize the signs of such injuries. It can empower individuals to take proactive measures. They’ll help to protect themselves and others. People must understand the importance of wearing protective equipment. This measure can significantly reduce risky behavior. Seeking medical attention after a frontal head injury can help prevent accidents. 

Lifestyle changes for prevention

Healthy lifestyles include regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and stress management. Also, adequate sleep can support overall well-being. It reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. Individuals must avoid activities that pose a high risk of head trauma. Following basic safety guidelines is essential for reducing the risk of injuries.

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15:34 30 Jun 22
Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
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22:20 19 May 22
Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been more
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I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
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15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
Ron Buckholz
Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
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I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going more
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I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my more
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17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to more
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16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
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00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
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03:05 29 Jan 21
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Margaret Rowland
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01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
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03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
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Katie Kordel
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00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding more
Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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