If you've been in a vehicle crash, you've likely felt the effects of whiplash, that rapid, uncontrolled movement of the neck caused by the force of a collision. And even if you don't feel particularly sore or in pain after a crash, the effects can linger and even become exacerbated if left untreated.
Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, can provide auto accidents treatment if you are left with neck injuries and headaches.
How do neck injuries cause headaches?
Called cervicogenic headaches, this pain results from adverse effects on the neck or spine. Headaches caused by neck injury may worsen when you try to rotate or move the head or put pressure on your neck. The pain might occur on the side or back of the head and migrate and may be accompanied by limited movement of the neck.
How do I know if I should seek treatment for my neck injury and headache?
It is advised to be checked out by a specialist any time you are in a collision as some injuries may not be felt right away or could be internal and cause no symptoms. You may also mistake potential signs of injury such as fatigue, inability to sleep, tingling, or trouble concentrating for something else.
How can I treat an injury-related headache?
At our Tampa, FL, office, auto accidents treatment is specialized to fit your injuries and needs. Our chiropractors will perform a full evaluation to determine the extent of any damage or injury and pinpoint the source.
While pain medication may be prescribed, alternative treatments such as massage, use of nerve blockers, specific exercises, or physical therapy may be advised in addition to or as an alternative to drugs.
Make sure to inform your auto insurance provider that you are seeking treatment, as your visits may be included in your accident coverage.
Make an appointment for auto accidents treatment at the Tampa, FL, office of Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, and Dr. Pally. Call Sheldon Road Chiropractic at 813-884-1457.