Headache is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Poelking sees frequently in our Kettering office. Let's look at why headache is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, 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 frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Kettering 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 treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those caused by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Poelking has been helping patients in Kettering since 1995, so we know what you're living with. 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 strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (937) 299-2900 and we'll get you back on the road to health.