Headaches After a Car Accident

Dismissing a Headache after an Auto Accident Is a Mistake

Being in an auto accident can wreak havoc on a person's life. The types of injuries an auto accident can cause are all different, and each one has its own unique recovery time. Our staff at Auto Accident Chiropractor in Lexington, KY, helps people with treatment for all kinds of auto accident injuries, including headaches. 


Headaches are generally dismissed as being caused by diet, lack of sleep, stress, allergies, or other common ailments. After a car accident, ignoring a headache can be a mistake. Headaches can also stem from damage done to the spine, neck, and supporting muscles.

When a Headache Is More than an Annoyance

During an auto accident, your entire upper body is violently jostled. It happens so fast that you may not be aware of just how hard a collision jars your muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Most auto accident related headache pain will manifest as squeezing on one or both sides of your head, dull aching at the base of the skull, and sharp, shooting jolts. A headache caused by an auto accident may indicate whiplash, a concussion, or more.

When to Talk to Our Chiropractor about Your Headache

We will always recommend you see a chiropractor after an auto accident. You've experienced soft tissue damage, spinal misalignment, and jarring to other parts of your body. It's trying to heal, but when your spine is out of alignment, and there's damage to your neck and shoulders, you're going to be in pain. You should always come to see an auto accident chiropractor in Lexington, KY, if you experience these symptoms:

  • Headaches that are new or unusual for you
  • Headaches that only increase in intensity, even after you've tried to treat them yourself
  • Headaches that don't stop or keep happening
  • Waking out of sleep with severe pain in your head
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty concentrating, especially if that is new for you
  • Mood changes that are not normal
  • Difficulty or new changes to sensitivity with light or hot and cold
  • Pupils that are now different sizes
  • Having a hard time moving your head from side to side fully

Another indicator of whether or not you should come to see us is your instincts. If you're hesitant to see us or if you have had a thought you might see us, but are not sure, you should do it. You wouldn't be wondering if everything was truly OK.

Contact Our Trusted Chiropractor in Lexington  

Our team here at Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY, sees many people who have suffered from auto accidents each year. We are intimately aware of how the symptoms of injuries progress and what they look like as the body tries to heal itself. If you're looking for headache treatment, contact us today for an appointment!


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