Headache and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with headache after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Palmer sees this type of condition frequently in our Depew office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Depew office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from headache, Dr. Palmer is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (716) 668-2225 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.