Cervicogenic headache symptoms are certainly the most common after an auto collision. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck.” These headaches typically start when an inflamed ligament or a bulging disc impinges or irritates a nerve in the cervical spine.
Tension headaches are also frequent, as the muscle tissue can be injured in a crash, causing them to spasm.
Vascular symptoms, or damage to the blood vessels in your neck, are less common, but can be dangerous. Symptoms of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurry vision, neck pain, and headache.
Mild traumatic brain injury can also result in headaches. If you hit your head during the wreck, or if it was a high speed collision, you may have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, even "mild" cases, can have prolonged 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 can be an excellent way to treat migraines.
Headache can be a symptom of a more serious condition, so it's very important to have your chiropractor do a detailed exam after a car crash.
If you have been in a crash and have headache pain, Dr. Baker is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Parma Heights, OH recover from headache after car accidents.
Call our office today at (440) 888-6979 for an appointment or for more advice.