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Why Do You Have Headaches After A Car Accident?

If you find yourself experiencing headaches after a car accident, you may be wondering if this is normal. Although it is a normal phenomenon, that doesn’t mean you should take it lightly and forgo seeking treatment for it, expecting that it will go away on its own. In this article, we’ll share with you some common causes of headaches after a car accident and some symptoms to watch out for. 

Symptoms to Watch Out for

Are you unsure whether your headaches are related to your car accident? Below are some symptoms to watch out for:

  • Dizziness
  • Throbbing
  • Shooting pains
  • Temples that are tender to the touch
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • … and more!

Common Types of Headaches You Can Experience After A Car Accident

If you are experiencing headaches after a car accident, one or more of the following could apply to you:

  • Muscle spasm headaches: One common cause of post-accident headaches are muscle spasms. When your body, more specifically your head, gets thrown around upon impact, the tissues in your neck can be affected and pushed out of alignment. This causes the surrounding muscles to seize up in order to protect the spine, creating tension and putting pressure on nerves. It is this pressure which can result in headaches.
  • Migraine headaches: Although migraine headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, many car accident victims do get them, and there may or may not be a discernable pattern to these occurrences, coming and going at random.
  • Pinched nerve headaches: When one or more nerves in your neck is misaligned, a common side-effect due to whiplash, this can cause throbbing pains in your neck that reverberate up to your head.
  • Trauma headaches: Trauma headache is a broad term used to refer to the headaches you experience due to a wide range of injuries sustained during a car accident. These headaches may not present immediately and may take some time to show up following your accident.
  • Post-concussion headaches: If you suffered a concussion, regardless of how minor, as a result of your car accident,  you may find that headaches are a common side effect of what you have experienced.

Never dismiss your headaches as a trivial matter without first undergoing a medical evaluation. An experienced chiropractor can help to determine the cause of your headache, and recommend a course of treatment for the underlying condition or injury behind it.

RejuvenX can Treat the Headaches You Experience Following a Car Accident

Receiving car accident after care services is essential for you make a full recovery. Regardless of how long it takes the symptoms to show up, and how mild or severe they are, you should never assume your headaches will go away by themselves. At RejuvenX, our team of dedicated professionals take the time to assess your individual condition before recommending a personalized treatment plan. It is convenient to visit any of our five locations throughout Florida for an initial consultation, simply pick the one closest to you. Feel free to contact us if you would like to make an appointment.

Disclaimer: No information on this article is purposive to substitute professional medical diagnosis, treatment or advice.