Headache and Car Accidents

We treat many auto injury cases in in our St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. What causes headache after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation 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 collision that we see in our 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 therapy 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 auto injuries. Dr. Holland can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from headache, Dr. Holland is here to help. Dr. Holland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 588-9100 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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