We manage many auto injury cases in in our Parma office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Parma office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Baker has been helping patients in Parma since 2001, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (440) 888-6979 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.