We manage many car accident cases in in our North St. Louis, MO office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at why headache is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our North St. Louis, MO office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start 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 creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in North St. Louis, MO to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Holland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 588-9100 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.