Chiropractic Care for Headaches After a Car Accident
If you are experiencing headaches frequently due to a car accident, our team at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX, can help alleviate the discomfort. We will examine your condition to determine the root cause and create a suitable treatment plan. Before you pay us a visit, learn more about injuries that can occur from auto accidents and why treatment is important below:
Car Accident Injuries
Since car accidents occur suddenly and have a big physical impact, they usually produce more than one injury. You may usually have visible bruises and lacerations from flying glass or sharp parts. However, the motion of the vehicle quickly shifting from one direction to another can be more damaging to the driver or passenger. This can result in severe soft-tissue injuries, such as whiplash. If the vehicle is seriously damaged, injuries can also include broken bones and surgery may be necessary.
Headaches from Impact
A minor accident can cause the driver or passengers to get thrown around but not visibly injured. Internal injuries may not be as obvious when the person is experiencing shock or adrenaline, however, the symptoms can show up later. Headaches are usually a frequent result and should not be ignored, as they can be a sign of a concussion.
When the head is jolted suddenly during a car accident, the brain keeps moving until it hits the inside of the cranium, which can cause damage. If the impact is severe, it could result in a serious illness and permanent damage. One clear symptom of a concussion is an intense headache, especially one that didn’t exist prior to the accident.
Contact us for Treatment Today
After an initial evaluation by a physician and immediate stabilization, treatment for a car accident injury headache can be addressed by our chiropractor. Sometimes, an injury such as whiplash has also thrown the neck and head joints out of alignment. One of the most effective chiropractic treatments involves realignment of the neck and upper spine, relieving pressure and symptoms of the headaches.
If you're suffering from a headache that is reoccurring after a car accident, visit us at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX. Our team can utilize a variety of chiropractic procedures that will help with your condition and allow your body to heal. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (806) 791-3399.