We treat many auto injury cases in in our Cary office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Why is headache such a common condition after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Cary 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 care 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. Dr. Gugerli can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from headache, Dr. Gugerli 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 approach. Call us today at (919) 589-0909 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.