Headache is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC sees often in our Wilsonville, OR office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and pain. 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 Wilsonville, OR 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC can help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.
Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC has been helping patients in Wilsonville, OR since 1981, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 682-9046 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.