As the New York Yankees continue to trail the Boston Red Sox, they find themselves without one of their big hitters. Aaron Judge, right fielder, left the July 26th game against the Royals with a chipped wrist. He leads the team in many of the offensive categories, including home runs, total runs, RBIs, and extra base hits. He’s also the outfielder with the most assists. So he’s a vital asset.
But, many fans and pundits asserted, the hole in the lineup wouldn’t be too big because the Yankees have a lot of talent to plug it up with, like Charles Frazier, a hot hitter who’s been skimming at the edge of the Majors since 2017. But then Frazier, currently assigned to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, went back into concussion protocol as he reported suffering terrible migraine headaches.
Frazier first went into concussion protocol on July 11 after colliding with a Baltimore Orioles player while running the bases. His migraines resurfaced after a July 23 game in St. Petersburg, FL. Frazier was attempting a diving catch during the first inning and ended up shaken. His headaches have been bothering him since, and preventing his recall up to the Majors after Judge’s injury. Instead Giancarlo Stanton is playing right field. There’s even been talk about trading Frazier.
Concussions Can Lead to Migraines
Frazier’s injury reminds us that although most people with migraines develop them because of genetic or developmental reasons, some people get them due to accidents or injury, especially trauma.
How long do headaches last after an injury? That depends. In some cases, they can last for years. Hopefully, for the sake of the Yankees’ investment in Frazier, these migraines don’t stay around that long.
You Don’t Have to Be Concussed to Develop Headaches
Although Frazier experienced a head trauma and was diagnosed with a concussion prior to developing his headaches, not everyone does. People can develop headaches without head trauma at all.
Whiplash injuries can be just as serious for head injury as actual head trauma. People can experience brain injury from whiplash that then leads to the development of headaches and other related symptoms.
Whiplash Can Cause TMJ, Too
But if you experience a whiplash injury, it’s not just your brain that’s at risk. Whiplash strains all the structures of your head and neck. If you experience whiplash injury in a car crash, for example, you might develop related neck pain or jaw pain.
These could be related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). When you experience whiplash injury, the strain on your jaw joints can cause irreparable damage and lead to a displacement of the jaw joint.
But the symptoms of TMJ aren’t limited to the jaw. They can include many other symptoms, such as headaches, ear symptoms, teeth injury, and a sense that your teeth aren’t fitting together properly. And if your headaches are getting worse over time, it’s considered a warning sign that you have TMJ.
Do You Have Lingering Symptoms from an Accident?
If you have lingering symptoms from an accident that aren’t responding to your normal treatments, TMJ may be to blame. Many doctors and dentists don’t understand how TMJ works, and it can go undiagnosed for years, which means that the symptoms get worse over time.
Fortunately, TMJ treatment can resolve these lingering symptoms, letting you live pain free without drugs.
If you would like to learn whether you have TMJ in New Jersey, please call 201-546-8512 today for an appointment with TMJ dentist Dr. Marlen Martirossian at the River Edge Dental Center for TMJ, Sleep Apnea, & Reconstructive Dentistry.