Neck Artery Damage from Whiplash

In a car wreck, your head can be very quickly and violently whipped about. This motion can harm many assorted parts of your neck, including the arteries that supply your brain. The spinal arteries are particularly vulnerable, since they literally travel through the cervical vertebrae. When your neck is whipped, the blood vessels can be distorted or stretched out, damaging the lining of the vessels. This can cause irritation or tearing, and occasionally, can obstruct the circulation of blood. Indicators of vertebral artery damage can be experienced as a pain in the rear of the head that gets worse over time, and it can be on either side of the head or in the middle. Occasionally the pain is felt as aching, and sometimes it may feel like an increase in pressure or a throbbing sensation. If you have these warning signs, it's important that you seek medical attention promptly. If you have been in an auto collision, Dr. Halverson is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Brunswick improve from these sorts of problems. Call our office today at (912) 262-9735 for an appointment or for more information.