We treat many car accident cases in in our Yakima, WA office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Why is headache such a common symptom after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you heal?
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Yakima, WA 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 prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing headache, Dr. Bill Kroner is here to help. Dr. Bill Kroner will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (509) 972-4000 to make an appointment.