Headache is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell sees frequently in our St. Petersburg, FL office. Let's look at why headache is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our St. Petersburg, FL 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 avoid the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those caused by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell is here in St. Petersburg, FL to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (727) 637-2957 and we'll get you back on the road to health.