Schererville, IN Whiplash Injury Therapy and Headache
Headache is found in 90 percent of car wreck patients, and there are many distinct likely causes.
Cervicogenic headache pain are certainly the most commonplace after an auto collision. Cervicogenic means "originating in the neck" and these headaches are precipitated by restriction of the nerves that travel through the head and neck. These nerve fibers are injured either directly from the crash or as a consequence of ligament or disc injury in the spine.
Tension headaches are also commonly seen, as the muscle tissue can be damaged in a crash, causing them to spasm.
Vascular symptoms, or damage to the arteries in your neck, are less frequent, but can be very serious. Signs of vascular injury are dizziness, faintness, blurry vision, neck pain, and headache.
Mild traumatic brain injury can also trigger headaches. If you hit your head during the accident, or if it was a high speed crash, you may have sustained 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 recorded after an auto collision. Studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective way to address migraines.
Headache can be a symptom of a more serious condition, so it's imperative to have your chiropractor do a thorough exam after a car crash.
If you have been in a crash and have headaches, Dr. Benko is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Schererville, IN recover from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (219) 322-9999 for an appointment or for more advice.