Headaches are a very common occurrence following an auto accident no matter the direction or speed of impact.  The reason for this is due to the traumatic forces of the energy transferred to the cervical spine region during an auto accident.

The headache can be due to different factors depending on whether you were bracing and prepared for the accident, direction of the impact, seatbelt, etc.  These factors dictate whether the trauma has a greater impact on the joints, what level of joints, or the surrounding muscles and ligaments.  Due to these factors, the following types of headaches can occur that Chiropractic can have a direct effect on improving:

 

  • Vascular headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Headaches from sympathetic nerve dysfunction
  • Tension headaches

 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches

 

The root cause of the headache needs to be determined as soon as possible to ensure proper treatment and results.  Dr. James specializes in these type of injuries and would begin with a proper consultation and examination, which could include:  physical exam, orthopedic exam, x-rays, and/or functional and neurological testing.

To schedule a consultation or examination, call today:  817-337-3636

 

Dr. Dennis James

Keller Chiropractor, Certified in Brain & Whiplash Traumatology