Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Headache

Headache is reported in 90 percent of car crash patients, and there are many distinct likely causes.

Cervicogenic headache pain are probably the most common after a car wreck. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck" and these headaches are set off by irritation of the nerves that travel through the head and neck. These nerves are injured either directly from the collision or as a result of ligament or disc injuries in the spinal column.

Tension headaches are also common, as the muscle tissue can be injured in a collision, causing them to spasm.

Vascular symptoms, or injury to the blood vessels in your neck, are less common, but can be very serious. Signs of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurred vision, neck pain, and headache.

Brain injury can also result in headaches. If you hit your head during the crash, or if it was a high speed collision, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, even "mild" cases, can have chronic effects on your health and productivity.

Finally, migraines are another category of headache that has been reported after an auto collision. Research shows that chiropractic can be an effective way to manage migraines.

Headache can be an indicator of a more serious injury, so it's imperative to have your chiropractor do a thorough exam after a car crash.

If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have headache symptoms, Dr. Dorn is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Killeen, TX improve from these types of problems.

Call our office today at (254) 690-7090 for an appointment or for more information.