We manage many car accident cases in in our Arlington, WA office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at why headache is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Ernst can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Ernst has been helping patients in Arlington, WA since 1990, so we know what you're living with. 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. Call us today at (360) 659-8464 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.