Headaches & Trauma
Updated: Jan 23, 2020
“We have evaluated 35 adults (27 women, 8 men) with no prior history of headaches, who developed recurrent episodic attacks typical of common or classic migraine following minor head or neck injuries ("post-traumatic migraine"-PTM). The trauma was relatively minor: 14 patients experienced head trauma with brief loss of consciousness, 14 patients sustained head trauma without loss of consciousness, and 7 patients had a "whiplash" neck injury with no documented head trauma. Headaches began immediately or within the first few days after the injury. ”
-Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Baltimore Headaches after trauma happen. Traumas can range from as mild to hitting your head on a cabinet or whiplash from a car accident. It is important to determine the cause and type of headache you may be experiencing to ensure the most appropriate treatment. Chiropractic care has shown to be highly effective and safe for headaches. By gently adjusting the spine, chiropractic care can improve limited range of motion in the neck joints, relieve tension on tight muscles, and decrease pressure on the nerves of the head and neck. All of these dysfunctions can contribute to headaches.
David Satterfield, D.C.
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