Headache and Car Crashes

Headache is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Holcombe sees often in our Arlington, VA office. Why is headache such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Arlington, VA 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 therapy for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Holcombe can help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from headache, Dr. Holcombe is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (703) 933-9000 to make an appointment.

August 07, 2017