Headaches After a Car Accident

It is important to be aware of the different types of headaches that can occur after an auto accident injury. At The BAC Clinic of Chiropractic and Spine Rehabilitation in Sioux City, we have a highly experienced team led by Dr. Chicoine. We can help you find relief for many different types of headaches. Let’s look at some of the common types of headaches that occur after an auto accident.

Headaches After a Car Accident

1. Post-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Headaches

A post-traumatic brain injury headache is one of the most serious types of headaches that can occur after an accident. It occurs when the head suffers a direct impact or is violently shaken, causing the brain to move within the skull. This rapid movement results in bruising, bleeding, or other damage. Most people with a TBI headache will experience a dull, constant pain, but some may also suffer from sharp, shooting pains or migraines.

2. Concussion Headaches

A concussion is a type of TBI that is caused by a blow to the head or a sudden jolting motion that causes the brain to bounce inside your skull. Concussions can range from mild to severe and the symptoms can last for days, weeks, or even longer. Many people who suffer from a concussion will experience headaches, as well as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.

3. Whiplash Headaches

An auto accident will often result in whiplash, a condition that occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully jolted forward and then backward. This can cause the muscles and ligaments in the neck to become stretched or torn, resulting in pain, stiffness, and headaches. Whiplash headaches have many of the same symptoms as other types of headaches, but they are often worse when moving the head or neck.

The good thing is that there are several effective treatments for whiplash headaches, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy. Dr. Chicoine can effectively treat whiplash headaches by realigning the spine, relieving pressure on the nerves, and improving the range of motion in the neck.

Seek Treatment from Our Qualified Chiropractor in Sioux City, IA

At The BAC Clinic of Chiropractic and Spine Rehabilitation, we offer a wide range of effective treatments for headaches, including chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. Call our team today at (712) 252-0633 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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