Understanding Headaches After A Car Accident & How Chiropractic Care Can Help


Common Types & Causes of Headaches

Understand Headaches

A headache occurs when you experience mild to severe pain in an area of your head or neck. There are many different types of headaches. The most common areas affected are the base of the skull, forehead, and temples. Headaches are very common after a car accident or other injury.

The three most common types of headaches include:

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches usually affect your head and face. You can typically feel an aura (symptoms/sensation) prior to the migraine setting in.

The aura is followed by debilitating pain which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines typically last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are often a result of physical or emotional stress on the body. Symptoms include pain, tightness or pressure, beginning in the back of your head with pressure over the eyebrow. Tension or pain is typically felt on both sides of your head.

Pain or pressure caused by tension headaches can be mild to moderate, allowing you to work and function despite your pain.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches occur in groups or clusters, which may last from a few weeks to months. They are called cluster headaches because the pain can go in and out of activity.

Onsets of pain may last up to 90 minutes. Typically the pain is located behind your eyes, which may become red, irritated and inflamed. 

If you have headaches after a car accident it may be an indication or symptom of a concussion or whiplash. Getting appropriate care will be very important in order for you to recover fully.

How Can Headaches Affect Your Life? 

Short Term Impact of Headaches

It is not uncommon to have headaches after a car accident. With appropriate chiropractic care headaches typically resolve within a few weeks. 

Overall, we know that headaches can be really frustrating to deal with and we can help. Headaches can also make it difficult to concentrate and be productive, along with enjoying life.

Long Term Impact of Headaches

If you have been in an accident and you experience headaches on a regular basis for a few months then you are definitely showing signs of post-traumatic headaches.

If you have headaches for a long period of time it will influence your quality of life, and your ability to do all of the things you love. Getting care now can help reduce the risk of long-term headaches.

Lasting Relief From Pain or Discomfort

How Does Chiropractic Care Focused on Your Needs Benefit You?

Many headaches start with the spinal misalignment in the neck and spine. Your neck and spinal cord are made up of very sensitive nerves that send important information from the brain to all parts of the body.

Any misalignment due to lifting, sleeping wrong, twisting or even sitting for long hours at a computer can cause muscle stiffness, spasms, muscle tension, and pain in the joints or vertebrae in the neck, back or spine and can lead to chronic headaches.

Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation can reduce irritation and inflammation of the nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments which can cause headaches. It can also aid in restoring proper blood circulation to your neck, scalp, and head to relieve tension and migraine pain.

A chiropractic adjustment is a drug-free solution to headaches. We can also get a closer look at your neck and spine to see if there are problems contributing to your headaches such as a herniated disc, or other soft tissue injuries.


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We Use a Unique Integrative Treatment Plan to Help Resolve Your Headaches

We create a unique treatment plan focused on your needs to empower you during your recovery. Your treatment plan might include:

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How We Will Help Resolve Your Headaches After a Car Accident or Injury

Using our integrative approach to chiropractic care we use the body’s own structure to correct and heal its own underlying problems which lead to headaches. By bringing your neck and spine back into place, the body can naturally heal itself and free itself from headaches and other difficulties.

Do not waste time masking your symptoms, or hoping they will go away when you can correct the cause with an appropriate chiropractic treatment plan.

Overall, we have seen thousands of patients after a car accident use our effective integrative approach to treat back pain. We have also seen that our patients experience faster recovery and sustained reduction of pain when they follow our treatment plan, and they complete the healing process.

Find A Chiropractic Location Near You in Utah

No matter the location, each and every member of our team cares about you and your experience. We ask questions and listen to your answers so that we can be sure that your needs are being met. Our number one priority is that you get the care you need, so that you can overcome any pain or discomfort after an accident or injury.

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