Headache is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. Chiropractic care 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 injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. 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 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 treatment for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 667-6744 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.