Headaches Due To A Car Accident
When someone is in a car accident, injuries can occur right away, several days after the accident, or even longer after the accident has occurred. Headaches are common following an accident. Even though there has been no physical trauma to the head, often a neck injury is the precursor to headaches. These symptoms might creep up on you after a period of time.
Car accident headaches can often be related to the misalignment of the neck. These misalignments happen in auto accidents as a result of whiplash. There is no better treatment for cervicogenic (tension headaches with referred pain resulting in misalignments of the neck) headaches generated from an injury than chiropractic care. Chiropractic care offers adjustments to realign the neck properly, thereby addressing the cause of the problem. Masking the pain with over-the-counter pain relievers and pain killing injections will only result in temporary pain reduction.
The vertebral subluxation is the term used when a misalignment of the spine (neck and back) has occurred. There has been some controversy over the years within the medical profession arguing chiropractic care was ineffective. But with all the research and success in the chiropractic field, chiropractic care has been increasingly accepted in the medical profession.
When it comes to getting to the root of the problem rather than treating the symptoms, chiropractic care can be the solution for many ailments, especially for headaches relating to the trauma from a car accident. Contact a chiropractor as soon as possible. The consultation is usually complimentary.