Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Neck Artery Damage

In a motor vehicle accident, your head can be very rapidly and aggressively whipped about. This movement can damage many assorted portions of your neck, including the arteries that supply your brain.

The vertebral blood vessels are particularly at risk, since they actually pass through the cervical spinal vertebrae.

When your neck is whipped, the arterial blood vessels can be twisted or stretched, injuring the lining of the arteries. This can cause swelling or tearing, and occasionally, can obstruct the circulation of blood.

Signs or symptoms of vertebral artery injury can be experienced as a soreness in the back of the head that grows stronger over time, and it can be on either side of the head or in the middle. Sometimes the pain is felt as dull, and occasionally it might feel like an increase in pressure or a pulsating sensation.

If you have these symptoms, it's essential that you seek professional attention promptly.

If you have been in a car crash, Dr. Dorn is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Killeen, TX recover from these types of problems.

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