Headache is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Holcombe sees frequently in our Arlington, VA office. Why is headache such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and pain. These kinds 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 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 care 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. Dr. Holcombe can help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with headache, Dr. Holcombe is here to help. Dr. Holcombe will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (703) 933-9000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.