Headache is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Jamie Stern sees often in our San Francisco & Sunnyvale, CA office. Let's take a look at why headache is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our San Francisco & Sunnyvale, CA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Jamie Stern can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Dr. Jamie Stern has been helping patients in San Francisco & Sunnyvale, CA since 2006, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (415) 308-7636 and we'll get you back on the road to health.