While treatment for headaches is available at all VA medical centers, seven hospitals are specifically working to help polytrauma and traumatic brain injury (TBI) Veterans. Headache management for veterans with TBI and multiple co-morbid conditions is challenging and is best managed by an interdisciplinary team. Chronic Headache Management Program (CHAMP) participants are required to keep a diary, noting the time a headache starts, what they were doing, what they were eating and other aspects of their lives that can be critical to understanding what might be triggering the headaches. About 60 people are in CHAMP at any given time, including those patients who are followed after discharge. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more resources on TBI, see the Military.com TBI section.