Headache and Car Accidents

Headache is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Moses Ogbemudia sees often in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and pain. These types 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 Capitol Hill, Washington DC office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Dr. Moses Ogbemudia has been helping patients in Capitol Hill, Washington DC since 2001, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (202) 546-2000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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