Headache Pain from Auto Injury
Did You Know Post-Traumatic Headaches are Common after Car Accidents?
When it comes to car accidents, people often think of whiplash and lower back pain. But did you know post-traumatic headaches are common after car accidents?
While the accident may not have caused you to hit your head, the forces involved in an auto collision can cause your head to shake violently. Whiplash is one result. Another is that your brain can be injured by impacting the inside of your own skull. It is even possible to sustain a concussion if the head moves rapidly enough or changes direction quickly.
The severity of headaches from a car accident are not necessarily related to how bad the accident was. Even low-impact or low-speed events can result in on-going headaches after the fact. Auto injuries are dependent on the angle of impact and how those forces moved through the car and through your body.
Is an Auto Injury Headache Serious?
Headaches caused by traumatic events can be serious. Seek the opinion of a chiropractic or medical professional for any headache resulting from a car accident. Some symptoms you should not ignore:
- A dull aching head pain
- Tightness across the forehead, on the sides, or at the back of the head
- Tenderness on the scalp, neck, or shoulder muscles
- Dizziness and/or nausea
- Mood swings and/or loss of appetite
At Revive Chiropractic, Dr. Mullens treats patients at our North Huntingdon and Murrysville, PA offices using an assortment of techniques for all types of headaches that come into the office.
Some techniques administered follow the lines of upper cervical trigger point therapy, myofascial stretching of the cervical tissues, and other approaches that are patient dependent.
If headaches are causing you to lose minutes or hours out of your day due to bright light and noise intolerance, irritability due to the pain, work time loss from feeling sick because of the headaches, call the office and schedule a consultation.
Avoid or Reduce the Use of Pain Meds
The most common form of lower back pain relief is chiropractic treatment; it’s the safest and most effective form of relief for headache pain. It helps reduce pain and decreases your need for medication.
Depending on your injury, some pain relief medications may be unavoidable, but for a large number of people with headache pain caused by car accidents, chiropractic care helps reduce the need for medication or makes it possible to avoid meds all together. Certainly, with the rise in addiction to opiods, chiropractic care should be a well-considered alternative.
Visit Our Offices in North Huntingdon and Murrysville
Before any treatment can be recommended, an accurate diagnosis of your injury is essential.
Dr. Preston Mullens, a top-rated chiropractor in the Pittsburgh region, will help to properly diagnose your headache pain. This can include ongoing medical conditions, any current medication you are taking, any type of traumatic surgery, and your current lifestyle factors.
At Revive Chiropractic & Rehab, it’s our mission to provide you with the best headache pain relief treatment in the area. Get in touch with us to schedule a chiropractic appointment to treat your auto injury today.
Call us today at either 724-382-5576 (North Huntingdon Office) or 724-387-8215 (Murrysville Office). Visit our Contact Us page today.