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 the car accident. Most common is if your head strikes the head restraint, you can experience head pain. You may also strike the door or window frame if you are struck on the side of your car causing you to have pain on the side of your head. 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 causing 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 nights sleep, sensitivity to light and sound may also disturb you. You may also have difficulty concentrating or remembering things, have some dizziness and or nausea. You may even be angry or be overly emotional.
If you have a car accident and experience any of those symptoms along with your headache its 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 you 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 your headache.
You can reach us by phone at 813-915-8666 to discuss the required treatments to improve your quality of life.