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. What causes headache after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and pain. These types 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 care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Dr. Robert Ramsey is here in Gresham, OR to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1997 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (503) 667-6744 to make an appointment.

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