Headaches After a Car Accident
A car accident can be a traumatic experience. Even if you walk away without any physical injuries, you may still suffer from headaches in the days or weeks following the accident. At Carolina Chiropractic Wellness Group, Inc. in Hickory, NC, we diagnose and treat headaches.
Types of Headaches After a Car Accident
Many different types of headaches can result from car accidents. Some of the most common ones include:
Post-traumatic headaches develop shortly after an accident and can last for a few days or weeks. They are caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck muscles, ligaments, and discs. They can be caused by car accidents, whiplash, or other neck injuries.
Car accidents are common migraine triggers. If you experience migraines and are involved in a car accident, you may find that your headaches are worse after the accident.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They are caused by stress, anxiety, and muscular tension in the neck and head. Tension headaches can be aggravated by car accidents, whiplash, and other types of neck injuries.
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches
If you are experiencing headaches following a car accident, chiropractic care may be the best solution. Dr. Boehme can diagnose the cause of your headaches and treat them with various techniques, such as:
1. Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression can help with headaches resulting from a car accident by relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. It is a non-invasive treatment that involves stretching the spine to create space between the vertebrae.
2. Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper alignment to the spine and reduce tension in the muscles and ligaments. It helps relieve headaches caused by a car accident.
3. Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage aids in the healing process by breaking up scar tissue and releasing tension in the muscles. Deep tissue massage makes your headaches less severe and less frequent.
4. Physical Therapy
Our chiropractor may use physical therapy to improve your range of motion, strength, and flexibility after an auto accident. Physical therapy alleviates nerve issues that contribute to headaches.
Get Diagnosis and Treatment After a Car Accident in Hickory, NC
If you are experiencing headaches following a car accident, don't suffer in silence. Contact Carolina Chiropractic Wellness Group, Inc., in Hickory for a diagnosis and treatment. Call our team today at (828) 322-4787 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Boehme.