Car Crash Headache Relief

Ninety percent of car crash patients suffer headaches! There are three or four typical causes of headache pain after an accident.

1. Cervicogenic Headaches – are the typically the most common. Cervicogenic means that it’s source is in the neck. These types of headaches are caused by irritation of the nerves located in the spinal joints or the nerves that travel from the neck to the head. It is common for these nerves to either be directly irritated by the crash or due to injury to the ligaments or disc in the spine.

2. Concussion or brain injury, or mild traumatic brain injury – You can experience injury to the brain if you strike your head during the crash or if your head is whipped back and forth or side to side. Fortunately, the majority of concussions go away in about a month. Unfortunately, some can last for quite awhile and have long term effect on your health and productivity.

3. Tension headaches – are typically due to injury to the muscles that result in spasm. This causes tension where the muscles attach to the skull.

4. In rare cases, vascular injury can cause headaches after a car crash. Typical symptoms of a vascular injury include faintness, blurred vision, neck pain and headaches.

Headaches are common after an auto crash and can be a symptom of a more serious injury. It is important to get a thorough examination after a car crash.

If you have suffered an injury from a car crash, we can help! Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for headache pain after an injury. Call our office today at (314) 731-4383 or CLICK TO CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT