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Gresham Family Chiropractic

Headache and Car Accidents

We manage many car accident cases in in our Gresham, OR office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Why is headache such a common condition after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation 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 pain after a collision that we see in our Gresham, OR 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 avoid the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and strain 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. Robert Ramsey is here to help. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.