What Should You Do About a Whiplash Headache?
Without proper treatment, whiplash headache can last for more than three months.
But you don’t have to go through this excruciating pain every day of your life. With good whiplash treatment, the pain will be gone in no time. Chiropractic care for whiplash involves adjusting the cervical spine to its optimal position. This will help relieve all the whiplash symptoms, including headaches.
What Causes Whiplash Headaches?
Whiplash headaches are caused by the sudden backward-forward jerking motion of the head, causing neck strains. Car accidents often cause this, but may also be a result of physical abuse, contact sports, and horseback riding.
Whiplash headaches often start at the base of the skull extending upwards with varying intensities. Some people experience pain on one side of the head, which extends toward the back, while others experience the pain all over the head. The headache may also be felt behind the eye or on the forehead, and it intensifies the morning after the whiplash accident. Additionally, neck movements, looking up the ceiling or touching the shoulders, and trapezius muscles may worsen the headaches.
How to Treat Whiplash Headaches Naturally
Usually, whiplash headaches are accompanied by other whiplash injuries such as:
- Neck stiffness
- Pain and tenderness in the shoulder and neck
- Limited range of motion
- Blurred vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Sleep disturbances
To treat whiplash, your chiropractor will gently apply pressure or force to your affected area along your spinal column to realign it. This will remove the pressure of the compressed nerves, relieving pain, and allowing free blood flow of oxygen and nutrients to the injured part. As a result, the headaches (which may be caused by tensed muscles and bulging discs) are eliminated.
Chiropractic care for whiplash is 100% drug-free and doesn’t involve any invasive procedures. Even better, it takes care of the problem once and for all.
Make an Appointment with Longview Chiropractic Center
For quick and all-natural auto injury treatment in Longview, TX, look no further than Longview Chiropractic Center. Dr. Gary R. Lipkin has over 30 years’ experience treating chiropractic patients with a range of musculoskeletal issues. This means you’re guaranteed top-notch treatment, education, and satisfaction.
Visit our chiropractic clinic in Longview today or call us at (903) 234-2225 to schedule an appointment.