Headache is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Dahlager sees frequently 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 neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Noblesville office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start 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 protect against the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Dahlager has been helping patients in Noblesville since 1991, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (317) 214-7218 and we'll get you back on the road to health.