Headaches After a Car Accident
We Treat Post-Accident Headaches and Migraines
An auto accident can be a traumatic event in all sorts of ways, from the damage and expense associated with the wrecked vehicle to the damage sustained by your own body. One of the most annoying and troubling symptoms that may accompany an auto accident injury is headache pain. If you're struggling with this problem in the wake of your accident, you should know that Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. can treat headaches and migraines related to auto accident injuries.
How an Auto Accident Injury Can Lead to Headaches and Migraines
When the massive weight of your vehicle comes to a sudden stop in an auto accident, your body may be restrained, but your head and neck can still move. As your head flies around at high speed, a lot of damage can occur. This damage can then translate into headaches and migraines. These painful symptoms may be related to:
- Whiplash - The "whipping" of your head can over-extend your neck. This effect not only tears muscles and strains tendons; it can also disrupt normal movement of your cervical vertebrae and displace your discs. These displaced components may then pinch a cervical nerve or nerve root, relaying pain to the head. Whiplash injuries can produce both headaches and migraines.
- Concussion - The same extreme motions that damage the neck in an auto accident can also send the brain bumping against the interior of the skull. The resulting injury often produces a migraine-like headache, with intense pain accompanied by nausea, light/sound sensitivity, dizziness, cognitive problems and insomnia.
- Muscle spasms - When the neck or shoulders sustain an injury, their muscles respond by going into spasm to immobilize the area. These spasms can pull on sensitive membranes near the brain, producing chronic tension-style headaches.
Effective, Non-Pharmaceutical Relief From Our Doctors
Our Chiropractic Physicians can help you get over your painful post-accident headaches or migraines. Our safe techniques can restore your neck structures to their normal movements and positions, releasing trapped nerves and helping muscles relax. Our massage therapy is also very good for relieving muscle spasms and helping damaged tissues heal. Contrary to popular belief, light exercise is actually beneficial for concussion and its related symptoms as long as it is administered carefully. We can help you put yourself back on the road to health so that your headaches or migraines can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.
Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. Is Your Auto Accident Injury Resource
Whether you're suffering from headaches, migraines, or some other side effect of an auto accident injury, Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. is ready to help. Call our clinic at (847) 259-4493 to schedule an evaluation!