If you suffer from headache after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Blake sees this type of condition very often in our Harrisburg office. Let's take a look at why headache is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Harrisburg office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Blake is here in Harrisburg to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1983 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.