Even when involved in a minor car accident, auto injuries can disrupt your everyday life if not treated properly. However, with chiropractic care from Lorain Injury Center in Elyria, OH, we can help you overcome auto injuries.
Headaches after a Road Accident
You might have experienced a headache before. Either you had an infection, insufficient sleep, or nursing a hangover after imbibing a few drinks the previous day. While there are several causes of headaches, you may not know that you can get headaches after a car accident. Here are different types of headaches you can get after a car accident:
- Post-traumatic headaches: A blow to the head may cause pain radiating from the neck up to the head. These headaches show up hours or days after the accident, but they can delay even longer until the adrenaline wears off. These headaches are common after minor injuries, but they may crop up after a severe injury to the brain.
- Concussion headaches: Concussions occur when a sudden movement of the head alters the way the brain works. While the brain is usually protected by a special fluid, a violent blow to the head may cause the brain to hit the sides of the skull, causing bruising. Typical symptoms of concussions include dizziness, headaches and migraines, confusion, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
- Spasm headaches: Even without a severe blow to the head, a minor accident may cause injury to the muscles in the head and upper neck. After an injury to the soft tissues, you may experience muscle spasms, reduced range of motion, and tenderness in the affected area.
- Whiplash headaches: Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that occurs when there is a sudden back and forth movement of the head, the neck muscles become overstretched, resulting in a whiplash injury. The typical symptoms of whiplash include dizziness, neck pain, and headaches.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches after a Car Accident
Our chiropractors can help reduce your headaches and migraines after a car accident. Treatment may include spinal manipulation to align your spine, reducing pressure on the nervous system caused by the auto accident injury. Other treatments we may deploy to help treat your head pain may include:
- Therapeutic massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Myofascial release
- Muscle stimulation
Contact Us for More Information
Suffering from headaches after a car accident? It’s normal, but the help of a chiropractor on our team may help reduce the frequency and severity of head pain. If you are in Elyria, OH, and the surrounding areas, book an appointment with us at Lorain Injury Center for pain relief. Call us at (440) 240-9390.