Head Pain after an Accident
Head pain is reported in 90 percent of auto collision patients, and there are many distinct possible sources.
Cervicogenic headache pain are certainly the most commonplace after a car crash. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck" and these headaches are brought about by by irritation of the nerves that travel through the head and neck. These nerve fibers are injured either directly from the impact or as a result of ligament or disc injury in the spine.
Tension headaches are also frequent, as the muscles can be injured in a collision, causing them to spasm.
Vascular symptoms, or injury to the blood vessels in your neck, are less frequent, but can be very serious. Signs of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurry vision, neck pain, and headache.
Mild traumatic brain injury can also lead to headaches. If you struck your head during the accident, or if it was a high speed collision, you may have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, even "mild" cases, can have long-lasting effects on your well-being and productivity.
Finally, migraines are another kind of headache that has been recorded after an auto injury. Research shows that chiropractic care can be an excellent way to manage migraines.
Headache can be a symptom of a more serious condition, so it's necessary to have your chiropractor do a detailed exam after a car crash.
If you have been in an auto collision and have headache pain, Dr. Halverson is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Brunswick recover from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (912) 262-9735 for a consultation or for more information.