Headache is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Messerschmidt sees often in our Juneau, AK office. Why is headache such a common problem after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you recover?
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Juneau, AK office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Messerschmidt can help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.
You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Messerschmidt is conveniently located in Juneau, AK to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (907) 789-1344 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.