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Headaches after a Car Accident

Not all auto accident injuries will be apparent after your wreck. Headaches and migraines often manifest sometime after you've experienced an auto accident. Understanding the cause of these issues and finding pain relief can often feel challenging. At Wellness Chiropractic Center, serving Watertown, WI, we can help. 


What Causes Headaches after an Auto Accident Injury?

During car accidents, severe jarring motions are common. Even if you think you did not sustain any injuries during your accident, the impact from the wreck may have affected your body. One of the most common effects of an accident is that it will place strain and trauma on the muscles, tendons, and joints in the neck. 

This trauma can cause inflammation to appear in the days following the accident. When this inflammation flares up, it can constrict blood flow to your brain. Most headaches are caused by constricted blood vessels in the brain. A normal headache can often be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications, but the headaches resulting from a car accident often need more intervention. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

If you continue to have headaches after a car accident, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic adjustment can help to relieve the inflammation you are experiencing in your neck and back. When this inflammation is relieved, blood and oxygen will be able to flow freely. Better blood flow can help to alleviate headaches and migraines. 

If there are other residual injuries, our chiropractor will be able to assess these and create a treatment plan to help you recover. 

Why Choose Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care works on the express philosophy of getting to the root of pain issues. Mainstream medicine often operates with a goal in mind of simply treating symptoms with pain killers. This method does not help the body to naturally heal in a holistic way. Often, prescribed pain killers also have harsh side effects and addictive properties. 

Chiropractic care can help you to recover from pain and injuries in a way that does no harm to any part or system of your body. This approach helps you to work toward optimum wellness in your entire being. 

To learn more about our services or treatments, contact us at Wellness Chiropractic Center, serving Watertown, WI. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment. 


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