Constant Headache after Motor Vehicle Accident

Q: My husband was in a car accident five years ago and suffered a brain injury and many broken bones. He now suffers with constant chronic headaches which are gradually worsening over time. The doctors said all his injuries have healed and CT and MRI scans showed “nothing significant to cause headache.” All kinds of therapies and pain medications have been tried, which either did nothing or made his condition worse. The doctors don’t know why he has a terrible headache all the time. It seems to me that there should be some kind of testing procedures available that would locate the cause of the headache. And why don’t the pain medications ease his pain?

Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania is a typical cluster-like headache usually experienced by females, with multiple short, one-sided and severe head pain attacks. This type of headache frequently responds to non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory drugs, in particular indomethocin....