Headaches After a Car Accident

While it is normal to experience post-traumatic headaches, prolonged headaches can be a sign of a serious auto accident injury. Most head injuries are usually invisible and tend to be chronic for several months after a crash. If you had headaches before the accident that get more painful and consistent, you could be having migraines, you must seek help from our expert chiropractors at Heuser Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, CO. A headache can ruin your entire day.  If not treated early can get worse and cause other health conditions. So, what causes headaches and migraines after a car accident?

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Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines 

When you get injured on your head, it may not be visible like a broken bone, especially if the injury is in the brain. Brain injuries are mostly underestimated. When a patient wakes up from the crash, he or she is assumed chiefly okay and not in danger. However, it is crucial to understand that most post-traumatic headaches happen when the whole body gets stressed from a car collision. These types of headaches may not occur immediately, and when they do, they can quickly get out of hand, and the patient may need chiropractic care.

 Types of Headaches Related to Car Accidents

  • Post-traumatic headache: Usually caused by trauma to the head during a car accident 
  • Whiplash: occurs when the neck jerks forward or backward, causing damage to the soft tissues and nerves around the neck.
  • Fracture: A fractured neck bone or skull can cause intense headaches
  •  occipital neuralgia or pinched nerve: This is the compression of the spine that results in the pinching of the nerve roots or irritation of the occipital nerve
  • Post-concussive headache: This is an injury to the brain that is mostly caused by a sudden blow to the head.

Head Injury Symptoms  

Most head injuries come without symptoms and may take days or weeks to show symptoms. The signs of the damage may start showing slowly and sporadically become part of your life. Here are the signs to look out for when determining whether you are dealing with an auto accident injury or not.

  • Dull wave-like headaches or migraines
  • Tenderness around the scalp, neck, or shoulders
  • A general feeling of pressure or tightness around the back of your head, temples, and across your forehead.
  • Your cognitive ability, mood, and personality seem different
  • Loss of appetite may experience dizziness or nausea
  • You may have lost consciousness during the crash

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Many people associate a chiropractor with spinal manipulation & alignment and not the head. Since the back and neck are connected, misalignment and irregularities in the spine can cause muscle irritation and tension on the nerves that control blood flow. This may lead to migraines. When your chiropractor establishes that you have an internal injury, they can help reduce the pain by using various treatment plans. The treatment may involve strengthening the muscles, restoring blood flow, and identifying headache and migraine triggers.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Colorado Springs, CO

Call Heuser Chiropractic today at (719) 574-6006 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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