Headaches Related to an Auto Injury
Following a motor vehicle collision, you may experience a sense of disturbance or stress.
Processing insurance and fixing your car may cause you to delay medical treatment, especially if the accident did not cause noticeable injuries.
Research study shows that more than 75 percent of people who visit the emergency room after a car accident are still in pain after 6 weeks.
Headaches from a motor vehicle accident can be a sign of serious damage to you your brain. Common causes of these headaches are injuries to the neck and to the head.
Closed and Open Head Injuries
Closed and open head injuries are the two types of head injuries a person can experience. They both can cause chronic headaches.
A closed head injury is when the head is hit by or against a hard object during the collision. For example, if you bang your head against the steering wheel.
An open head injury is when a certain object penetrates into the skull.
Whiplash can also cause headaches after an accident. The reason is, your tendons, muscles, and nerves around the neck swell.
You should not ignore a headache after a car accident. It can indicate a serious injury. You should seek medical attention right away. A person injured may have a subdural hematoma or subdural hemorrhage. It is usually associated with traumatic brain injury.
Chiropractic treatment offers long term relief from your pain and injuries.
Why You Should See a Chiropractor
Chiropractic treatments are effective for car accidents. It is a natural treatment and drug-free treatment.
Chiropractors use pressure release techniques and gentle spinal manipulation. They bring back joint flexibility. This traditional approach is free from the side effects that medication and surgery have.
A good thing to do is to schedule an appointment early. Research studies show that patients who delayed chiropractic treatments have a lower level of improvement in their conditions.
How Can Chiropractic Care Treat my Condition
Chiropractic care can deal with a variety of conditions and injuries caused by auto accidents.
Whiplash is generally caused by a rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. It spread out to the muscles and tendons and limits the neck's range of motion.
If someone is rear-ended in a car accident, it is possible that the person has whiplash. If whiplash goes untreated, it can cause chronic neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches.
Back pain caused by a motor vehicle accident can be terrible. Aside from neck pain, back pain is the most common type of motor vehicle accident injury.
The bones in your spinal column can dislocate and fracture. You can harm the bands of tissues that help protect the spine, muscle, nerves, and the spinal cord.
You may not feel the effects of a bone injury immediately. Swelling, bleeding and fluid buildup around your spinal cord can cause further damage and pain for the coming days.
Most people report headaches after a car accident. Although sometimes, they fade away in time, most the time, they continue.
There are other symptoms that may go with your headaches. They are:
- Ringing in the ears
- Anxiety or depression
- Blurred vision
Chiropractic spinal manipulation can decrease the pressure on your neck. This may relieve the headache.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Right for Me?
If the pain you experience continues, it is best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. Other approaches to consider include acupuncture and physiotherapy.
Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center is dedicated to helping patients get well. Do not delay your treatment to avoid further complications.