Experiencing Headaches After a Car Accident?
It is likely you may experience headaches after a car accident, as headaches are the most commonly reported symptom of whiplash. Headaches can be caused by a number of injuries following a car accident including injury to the cervical spine, nerve injury in the neck, muscular injury or tension in the neck, and brain injury. If you are experiencing headaches after a car accident, it is essential that you contact Dr. Joe. Your headaches could be a symptom of a potentially serious injury requiring immediate treatment. The longer this injury is allowed to persist, the worse it may get, and the more difficult it may be to treat.
Headache as a result of whiplash may be on and off, frequent, and constant. Headaches may be felt in the back of the head, forehead, behind the eyes, and all over the head. They may also be accompanied by shoulder pain. Headaches as a symptom of whiplash can persist for months, and even a year or more if the source of the pain is not treated.
First, Dr. Joe performs a thorough physical evaluation in order to determine whether or not treatment is necessary. If it is deemed necessary, he will then locate the source of the injury that is causing you headaches. Aftwards, a combination of chiropractic adjustments, therpeutic massage, and physical therapy may be performed depending on the location, type, and seriousness of the injury.