Headache is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Ernst sees often in our Arlington, WA office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Arlington, WA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Ernst can help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Dr. Ernst is here in Arlington, WA to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1990 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (360) 659-8464 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.