If you are dealing with headache after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Holland sees this type of problem frequently in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Why is headache such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Downtown St. Louis, MO 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 treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Holland can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Holland has been helping patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO since 2000, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 588-9100 and we'll get you back on the road to health.