We manage many car accident cases in in our Arlington, VA office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Chiropractic can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Arlington, VA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start 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 car crashes. Dr. Holcombe can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with headache, Dr. Holcombe is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (703) 933-9000 and we'll get you back on the road to health.