Headache is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different types 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 collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes 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 headache 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 very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Robert Ramsey has been helping patients in Gresham, OR since 1997, so we know what you're going through. We're here to 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.