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HEADACHES

Frequent headaches after a collision? Allow our specialists to provide a dedicated treatment plan for you today.

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If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing headaches, you should consult the car accident doctors at Creighton Health Care for a complete and thorough evaluation.

Your head pain can come from various injuries created by a car accident. The most common is if your head strikes the head restraint, you can experience head pain. In a front impact collision, it is very common to strike your head on the airbag creating a frontal headache.

You may also suffer a headache from the sudden impact a car accident creates. this sudden impact causes your brain to quickly move in your skull and stretch the ligaments suspending it in place. Your brain may actually touch the inside of your skull in a car accident jolt. In either case, you probably suffered a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury.

The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache. You may also experience sleepiness even after a full night's sleep, sensitivity to light and sound may also disturb you. You may also have difficulty concentrating or remembering things and have some dizziness and or nausea. You may even be angry or overly emotional.

If you have a car accident and experience any of those symptoms along with your headache it's a pretty good bet you have a concussion. Headaches can originate from your neck. The muscles and ligaments that make up your neck have many pain fibers. Once the pain fibers have been injured they will direct pain back to various parts of your body like your head.

Your neck is well supplied with nerves that when injured will direct pain to your head causing your headaches. Damaged muscles and ligaments will direct pain to the back of your neck thereby creating a headache.

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