Headache After Auto Injury
Headache is reported in 90% of car wreck patients, and there are many different possible causes.
Cervicogenic headache symptoms are likely the most typical after a car crash. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck" and these headaches are caused by restriction of the nerves that travel through the head and neck. These nerves are irritated either directly from the collision or as a consequence of ligament or disc injuries in the spine.
Tension headaches are also commonly seen, as the muscle tissue can be injured in a crash, causing them to spasm.
Vascular symptoms, or damage to the blood vessels in your neck, are less common, but can be dangerous. Signs or symptoms of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurred vision, neck pain, and headache.
Traumatic brain injury can also trigger headaches. If you hit your head during the collision, or if it was a high speed crash, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, even "mild" cases, can have long-term effects on your well-being and productivity.
Finally, migraines are another kind of headache that has been reported after an auto collision. Research indicates that chiropractic can be an effective way to address migraines.
Headache can be an indicator of a more serious injury, so it's necessary to have your chiropractor do a thorough exam after a car crash.
If you have been in a crash and have headache symptoms, Dr. Bhasin is here to help. We can help identify the root source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many people in Keizer, OR recover from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (503) 390-1552 for a consultation or for more advice.