Headaches are reported in 90% of auto injury patients, and here are some of the most common types we see. If you suffer head pain, visit your pain doctor soon to diagnose its cause.
After many accidents, people report headaches originating in the neck. These are called “cervicogenic headaches” and are commonly caused by irritation of the nerves that travel through the head and neck region. Nerves can become irritated either directly from a crash or a ligament or disc injury in the spine.
Tension headaches are also common after auto accidents, as the muscles can be injured in a collision, causing them to spasm.
Vascular symptoms, or injuries to the blood vessels in your neck, are less common but can be very serious, causing dizziness, faintness, blurry vision, neck and head pain
Brain injury can also cause headaches. If you struck your head during the collision, or if it was a high-speed crash, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Headache can be a symptom of a more serious issue, so it’s important to have your healthcare provider do a careful exam after a car crash. Here at Tri County Pain Management, we have a team of pain physicians and a specialist in head injury on staff to diagnose and treat your pain.