We treat many car accident cases in in our Arlington office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. What causes headache after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and soreness. 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 collision 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Ernst can help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Ernst is conveniently located in Arlington to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. 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 (360) 659-8464 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.