We manage many car crash cases in our Anchorage office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you are dealing with headache after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Matthisen sees this type of condition frequently in our Anchorage office. Why is headache such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal? Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Anchorage office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help reduce the headache pain.
Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Matthisen has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (907) 349-4212 and we'll get you back on the road to health."