Concussion Research in the News

Concussion Research in the News

Family History of Migraines Correlates to Higher Probability of Experiencing Post-Traumatic Migraines for Adolescent Concussion Patients

Concussion Research News graphicRecent research has discovered a correlation between a family history of migraines and the probability of experiencing migraines after sustaining a concussion.

Alicia Sufrinko, PhD, of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, along with her colleagues, published these findings in the online version of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on May 17.

The researchers studied 153 concussion patients ranging from 12 to 18 years old. The findings concluded that adolescents who have experienced sports-related concussions (SRC) and have a family history of migraines are 2.6 times more likely to experience post-traumatic migraines (PTM), compared to adolescents without a familial history of migraines.

To learn more, visit The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.