We work with many auto injury cases in in our Portland and Falmouth, ME office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Portland and Falmouth, ME office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start 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 effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Dr. Abby Power can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with headache, Dr. Abby Power is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (207) 781-7911 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.