Headache is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Dahlager sees often in our Noblesville office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and soreness. 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 Noblesville 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with headache, Dr. Dahlager is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (317) 214-7218 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.