Headaches From Auto Accidents

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Headaches can indeed be caused by auto accidents. There are several ways in which an auto accident can lead to headaches:


Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward, typically during a rear-end collision. This rapid movement can strain the muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back, leading to tension headaches or cervicogenic headaches, which originate from the neck.


A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can occur during an auto accident, especially if there is a direct impact to the head or if the head forcefully hits an object, such as the windshield or steering wheel. Headaches are a common symptom of a concussion and can persist for days, weeks, or even months after the accident.

Post-Traumatic Headache

After an auto accident, some individuals may develop post-traumatic headaches, which can occur due to various factors such as neck injury, muscle tension, stress, or psychological trauma associated with the accident. Post-traumatic headaches can be cause by injury or irritation to some of the nerves that run up into the head form the spine.  

It’s important to note that headaches can have various causes, and if you experience persistent or severe headaches following an auto accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention. A healthcare professional, such as a neurologist, Chiropractor or primary care physician, can evaluate your symptoms, perform a thorough examination, and recommend appropriate tests or treatments.  

Treatment for accident-related headaches may include pain medication, therapy, chiropractic care, relaxation techniques, stress management, and addressing any underlying neck or head injuries. Each case is unique, and the treatment approach will depend on the specific circumstances and severity of the headaches. Once the cause of the headache can be identified then a proper treatment plan can be prescribed.  

If you’re experiencing headaches or any other medical concerns after an auto accident, it’s important it is important to first seek medical attention promptly to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of any injuries.  Medical attention should be with a qualified medical provider that knows how to care for you and who knows about insurance claims.  Not all doctors want to get involved with insurance claims; and for those who do not, they can seriously damage your bodily injury claim. After seeking treatment reach out to our Charlotte, NC personal injury lawyer. We will help you find the right doctor for the type of injury you have sustained.  Picking a doctor at random is a sure recipe for insurance claim issues.  

Early detection and treatment intervention of an injury is critical to assure the best healing outcome.  The medical/scientific literature is full of research on why this is so, but you must evaluate, treat and get proper legal representation.  As a doctor who represents injured people, I know injuries.  I treated thousands of accident injuries, and now I represent them in the legal arena.  I fight for you and never for insurance companies.  Call us if you need our help.  Our staff at Ted A. Greve & Associates, PA is highly trained to help you every step of the way.  The call to and consultation with my office are free.  Call 1-800-333-4333 24 hours a day so that we can help start you on the way to health, and insurance claim, recovery.