Car accidents are, unfortunately, all too common and they can cause a variety of injuries. Headaches are a particularly common complaint after an accident, ranging from mild to severe. If you've been in a car accident and you are suffering from headaches, our auto accident injury chiropractors at Auto Accident Urgent Care can help. We provide quality care for our patients in and around the Kansas City Metro area.
What Causes Headaches After a Car Accident?
There are a few different reasons why you may get a headache after a car accident. They include:
The neck whipping back and forth that can occur during a car accident can cause whiplash, which is a neck injury. Whiplash can lead to headaches, neck pain, and stiffness.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that can occur after a blow to the head. Concussions can cause headaches, as well as dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.
The stress of being in a car accident can also lead to headaches. The stress may be physical, such as from the impact of the accident, or emotional, such as from the worry of dealing with the aftermath.
How a Chiropractor Helps with Headaches
Chiropractic care is the best way to treat headaches caused by whiplash and other injuries sustained in a car accident. Chiropractic care can reduce pain and inflammation and improve the range of motion in the neck. This is a natural and effective way to relieve headache pain. Our treatments include:
Trigger Point Therapy
As the name suggests, trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to trigger points in the muscles. This can help release muscle knots and tension, relieving headaches.
Manual manipulation is a chiropractic adjustment where chiropractors use their hands to apply pressure to the joints in the neck. This can improve your range of motion and relieve pain.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a light therapy that can reduce pain and inflammation. It can also help the body to heal quickly.
Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)
E-stim is a type of electrical stimulation that can reduce pain and inflammation. It can also improve the body’s range of motion and increase blood flow to the area that is being treated.
Get Headache Relief at Auto Accident Urgent Care
If you've been in a car accident and you are suffering from headaches, our auto accident injury chiropractors at Auto Accident Urgent Care in the Kansas City Metro area can help. Call our Overland Park office today at (913) 948-6565, our Leawood office at (913) 378-9810, or our Rainbow office at (913) 258-8883.