Headache is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Michael J. Covington DC-PS sees often in our Yakima office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and soreness. These types 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 Yakima 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 protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Michael J. Covington DC-PS has been helping patients in Yakima since 2010, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Michael J. Covington DC-PS will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (509) 895-7535 and we'll get you back on the road to health.