If you have headache after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Ernst sees this type of condition frequently in our Arlington office. Why is headache such a common condition after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in inflammation and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Arlington office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Dr. Ernst can help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
Dr. Ernst has been helping patients in Arlington since 1990, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Ernst will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 to make an appointment.