Headache is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC sees often in our Napa, CA office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Napa, CA 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 therapy for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC has been helping patients in Napa, CA since 2006, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to 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 (707) 257-3600 and we'll get you back on the road to health.