Headaches after a Car Accident

Headaches and Migraines After a Car Accident

Headaches are some of the most common auto accident injuries. A chiropractor at College Park Pain and Recovery in The Woodlands, TX, can help with your auto accident injury.

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Types of Headaches After a Car Accident

There are several types of headaches that can occur after a car accident. The most common are post-traumatic headaches, post-concussive headaches, fracture headaches, whiplash headaches, and pinched nerve headaches.

Post-Traumatic Headaches

These are the most common type of auto accident headaches. They usually start within 72 hours of the accident and can last for weeks or even months. Post-traumatic headaches are caused by trauma to the head and neck from an accident. Symptoms include throbbing pain, pressure in the temples or behind the eyes, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light or noise.

Post-Concussive Headaches

These headaches often develop after a concussion, which is a type of head injury that can occur after a car accident. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and problems with memory or concentration. These headaches can last for days, weeks, or even months.

Fracture Headaches

These headaches are caused by a fracture to the skull or any other bone in the head. They may be accompanied by pain in the neck, temples, eyes, ears, nose, or jaw. The pain may become worse when you move your head or cough.

Whiplash Headaches

Whiplash is a type of neck injury that often occurs after a car accident. It's most common in rear-end collisions where the driver and passengers are thrown forward then back violently.

Pinched Nerve Headaches

These headaches are often caused by an auto accident and can be felt in any part of your head or neck. They may also cause pain and numbness in your arms or hands.

Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines

There are many symptoms of auto accident headaches. Some people may experience all of these symptoms, while others only have a few.

Symptoms include headache pain, pressure in the head and temples, sensitivity to light or noise, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, ringing in ears, fatigue/sleepiness, changes in mood (anxiety/depression), and difficulty concentrating.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for auto accident headaches. It focuses on realigning the spine, which can help reduce pressure on the neck and head and improve circulation throughout the body. This helps reduce inflammation and pain and allows your body to heal naturally.

Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor

Make an appointment today to get pain relief from your auto accident injury. You can visit us at College Park Pain and Recovery, 3115 College Park Dr. Suite 102, The Woodlands, TX 77384. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at (281) 407-9687.

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