A headache can be caused by whiplash. A headache may be severe or throbbing pain throughout the day. Whiplash generally is caused by the rear impact collision in a car. Headaches can appear in the following hours or days after the auto accident. Nerves , tendons and muscles run from your neck up to the top of your head. When these nerves, tendons and muscles get inflamed they cause pain. This pain can be in the form of headaches.
Whiplash occurs most commonly in auto accidents, but can occur in sports injuries and other accidents. Whiplash may occur when your head moves in a rearward and then forward motion very rapidly. Muscles, tendons and ligaments will extend beyond their normal range of motion.
What type of treatment can relieve headaches caused by whiplash
Treatment of whiplash may relieve your constant headache. If you went to the emergency room after you auto accident, they may have prescribed you muscle relaxers and pain killers. While these will help you function and may relieve pain, they will not cure your whiplash or the cause of a headache.
Treatment of whiplash may consist of
- Chiropractic care
- Cold packs to reduce swelling
- Range of motion exercises
- Muscle strengthening
- Electrical Stimulation
In some cases they isolate the neck. This may or may not help. The affected area needs to have its range of motion restored. The only way to do this is through range of motion exercises . Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option for headaches caused by whiplash. One reason chiropractic care is so effective is because chiropractors have been trained to treat injuries dealing with the spine and neck. They treat ligaments, muscles, and tendons. While they cannot treat broken bones, whiplash is not caused from broken bones. Headaches caused from whiplash can be treated by any of the doctors we have listed on our website. If you or a loved one is suffering from constant headaches after an auto accident, find relief today by using our zip code database to find a doctor near you. If we do not have one listed near you, contact us and we will find you one.