We treat many car accident cases in in our San Angelo office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. 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 a car accident, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our San Angelo 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Pittman has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Pittman will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (325) 223-9355 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.