A chief complaint following a car accident is a headache. Headaches can vary in severity, location of pain, and cause. Although a headache from a car accident is not always indicative of a traumatic brain injury, it should be treated seriously and urgently by a car accident doctor that specializes in auto accident injuries. Some headaches can be the result of a spinal injury, specifically a cervical spine injury. Although a headache caused by a spinal injury can be accompanied by neck pain from a car accident, an auto accident doctor should assess the injury and pain you are experiencing from an injury.
Listed below are common headaches we provide car accident medical treatment for.
- Cervicogenic- problems within the neck
- Muscle-tension- neck and upper back muscular spasms
- Post-traumatic- following head/neck trauma, i.e. whiplash
A concussion from a car accident can also cause headaches. Concussions from an auto accident are often treatable but do require urgent car accident medical care. All headaches caused by an injury should be taken seriously. The proper diagnostic imaging, medical testing and evaluation can be performed by a medical professional specializing in auto accident injuries and auto accident medical treatment.
There are several treatment options available to alleviate a headache caused by a car accident. Please call us if you are experiencing any of the pain and discomfort of a headache following a car accident. Our patient advocates will assist in scheduling the treatment you need for your specific injury. Make sure to report all of your symptoms to your car accident doctor.