Neck Injuries Resulting in Headaches: What You Need to Know

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Did you know those neck injuries can result in headaches? They are one of the most common symptoms of neck injuries. After an auto accident, you may be experiencing headaches, it is crucial to seek a chiropractor immediately. This blog post will discuss the causes of neck-related headaches and what you can do to get relief.

The most common cause of neck-related headaches is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully jerked forward or backward. This can happen in a car accident, a fall, or any other type of trauma. The symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. It is critical to contact a chiropractic doctor immediately following an accident.

There are several other causes of neck-related headaches, including:

  • Tension headaches: These headaches result from muscle tension in the neck and shoulders caused by stress, poor posture, or sleeping in an awkward position.
  • Cervicogenic headaches: These are caused by problems in the neck, such as arthritis or a herniated disc.
  • Cluster headaches: These are severe headaches that occur in clusters. They are often accompanied by other symptoms, such as redness in the eye and a runny nose.

Drugs like ibuprofen and other pain killers can be effective at covering over the pain from headaches but the relief is temporary. You will need to consume increased amounts of these harmful drugs to mask over the pain. Yet chiropractic care solves the root causes of the headaches due to nerve interference in the neck and back.

When you visit Terlep chiropractic for chronic headache treatment, they will perform a spinal manipulation or “adjustment.” Terlep Chiropractic’s award-winning treatments will relieve the pain in your neck through spinal adjustments. Through multiple visits to your chiropractor the headaches and neck pain will likely disappear all-together. You can now live pain free without using any pharmaceuticals.

Chiropractic care is the best option for relieving chronic headaches without using any drugs. Long term chiropractic care will also strengthen the immune system, lesson stress, and lead to a higher quality of life.

At Terlep Chiropractic, enjoy our state-of-the-art chiropractic facility and discover the true wellness lifestyle! We will show you the natural way to better health without resorting to expensive prescription medications.

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