Headaches After a Car Accident

If you are suffering from headaches following an auto accident in Bend, OR, the chiropractic professionals at Back To Wellness are ready to assist you. While you may feel fine after being involved in an accident, symptoms such as headaches can take several days to become fully apparent. Read on to learn more about what causes headaches after car accidents and what can be done to treat them.

Headaches After a Car Accident

Possible Causes of Headaches After a Car Accident

You may suffer from a concussion if you hit your head during an auto accident. This particular injury occurs when the brain moves rapidly inside the skull. Sometimes, it may twist inside of the skull. This movement can damage the brain cells and stimulate chemical and metabolic changes. As a result, the brain may not communicate with other parts of the body or function as it should. One common symptom of a concussion is a headache. 

Another potential cause of headaches after a car accident is whiplash. With this auto accident injury, a person has their neck thrown forward, backward, and forward again. This motion is similar to the cracking of a whip, hence the name. The accident could cause headaches, along with dizziness, neck pain, shoulder pain, ringing of the ears, and more.

Diagnosing Your Injuries

Our practitioner will ask you about your current symptoms and what worsens them. During this part of the exam, our practitioner will ask you to move your neck or whatever body part was affected to assess your range of motion. Our chiropractor will also manually assess the region for swelling, lumps, and other signs of injury.  

Chiropractic Treatment 

Our chiropractic specialist will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your headaches before creating a chiropractic care plan to treat them. Our practitioner may recommend an adjustment if you experienced a concussion or whiplash. This restores the functionality of the nervous system. As a result, you may experience headache relief as well as relief from other symptoms. It also improves your body’s natural ability to repair itself.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Bend, OR

At Back to Wellness, serving Bend, OR, and the nearby regions, we provide natural treatments to help you recover. Our treatments also ease your pain and other symptoms. Our goal is to help you recover as much of your function and flexion as possible. Call us today at (541) 633-6563 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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