If you have headache after an auto collision, don't despair. Oregon Medical Centers sees this type of problem very often in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office. What causes headache after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Oregon Medical Centers can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Oregon Medical Centers has been helping patients in Aloha / Beaverton, OR since 1990, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 642-2845 and we'll get you back on the road to health.