We treat many car accident cases in in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. 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 forehead.
Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our North County, 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 care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Dr. Mark Holland is here in North County, St. Louis, MO to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (314) 867-8888 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.