We treat many auto injury cases in in our Anchorage office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. 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 types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Anchorage office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Dr. Mulholland has been helping patients in Anchorage since 1982, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Mulholland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (907) 770-5700 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.