Whiplash Injury Treatment and Headache
Head pain is reported in 90 percent of auto injury patients, and there are many different likely causes.
Cervicogenic headaches are most common after an auto collision. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck" and these headaches are triggered by restriction of the nerves that travel through the head and neck. These nerve fibers are injured either directly from a collision or as a consequence of ligament or disc damage in the spine.
Tension headaches are also frequent, as the muscle tissue can be injured in a collision, causing them to spasm. Vascular symptoms, or injury to the blood vessels in your neck, are less common, but can be very serious. Signs of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurry vision, neck pain, and headache.
Traumatic brain injury can also result in headaches. If you struck your head during the impact, or if it was a high speed collision, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, even "mild" cases, can have chronic effects on your health and productivity.
Finally, migraines are another kind of headache that has been recorded after an auto collision. Research shows that chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat migraines.
Headache can be an indicator of a more serious condition, so it's important to have your chiropractor do a thorough exam after a car crash.
If you have been in a car wreck and have headaches, Dr. Banc is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Stamford, CT heal from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (203) 323-3002 for an appointment or for more information.