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Headaches after a Car Accident

Headaches and Migraines After a Motor Vehicle Accident in Tampa

Bay City Rehab & Wellness in Tampa knows all about the harm that can be done by a car crash. It is no exaggeration to say that the human body was not designed to undergo the stresses and traumas of an automobile accident. The impact of the accident can damage the body to the point where the pain is affecting how we go about our lives. One of the most common pain experienced in car collisions is persistent headaches and migraines. 

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The Five Major Categories of Headaches After a Car Accident

Headaches and migraines after an auto accident have a range of causes, and it is possible to have them from more than one cause. The five major root causes of headaches after a car crash are post-concussive, whiplash, fracture, pinched nerve, and post-traumatic.

Post-concussive headaches are concussions that result from a sudden blow to the head, which is common to occur during the accident. The violent jolt to the head causes severe problems to the body, such as vomiting, memory loss, irritability, depression, dizziness, confusion, balance issues, and smell, movement, sound, and light sensitivity.

The most common auto accident injury is whiplash and occurs when the head is hastily forced into a jerking motion that strains the soft tissues of the neck. Headaches from whiplash are felt near the base of the skull, and symptoms may not show up until weeks later.

Fracture headaches are the result of a fractured bone in the skull or neck. They are usually accompanied by other symptoms, like slurred speech, neck stiffness, nausea, and confusion. Fracture headaches are extremely serious and must be evaluated and treated as soon as possible.

Pinched nerves are nerve roots that are compressed by the spine or surrounding tissue. The compression of the nerves can interfere with how signals are sent to the brain, which could trigger the headaches. Pinched nerve headaches are often associated with a host of symptoms, such as sensations of numbness, tingling, or burning in the neck or skull and tenderness of the head.

Finally, the psychological stress of an accident often leads to headaches.

How to Heal the Headaches

Since the above conditions can severely impact a person’s overall health and quality of life, proper diagnosis is essential to treat them. Our chiropractors from Bay City Rehab & Wellness can recommend the right headaches and migraines treatment for your needs to improve body function, relieve recurring pain or tension, and heal your auto accident injury naturally. Some techniques we may use are spinal correction therapy, massage therapy, biosound therapy, kinesio therapy, acupuncture, and rehabilitation exercises.

Contact Our Chiropractors in Tampa For Headaches and Migraines Treatment

In Florida, if you are involved in an auto accident you only have two weeks to begin treatment to have the expense covered by your personal injury benefits. Don’t suffer from headaches and migraines after a car accident any longer than you need to. If you are in Tampa or the surrounding area, come see our chiropractors at Bay City Rehab & Wellness. Call 813-874-2646 to make an appointment.

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