Understanding Headaches After A Car Accident & How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Common Types & Causes of 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 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 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 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.
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.
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