MOST COMMON TYPES OF HEADACHES SEEN AT P.I HELP CHIROPRACTIC AND INJURY CLINICS AFTER A CAR, TRUCK OR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT
Headaches whether dull or sharp, throbbing or migraine type, constant or sporadic are absolutely draining. We can sympathize with you at P.I HELP Injury Clinics. We are here to offer more information about headaches and the most common types of headaches seen and treated by our chiropractors and physical rehabilitation therapy team.
- Cervicogenic headaches
Cervicogenic headaches develop or are “generated” in the neck and radiate pain from the upper neck or back of the head up to the front of the head or behind the eye and are usually only one-sided. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by underlying conditions like a neck injury or whiplash injury after a car, truck or semi-truck accident but are not always connected to neck pain. Patients with cervicogenic headaches will commonly experience decreased range of motion in their neck and notice that their headache worsens with specific movements of their neck or with pressure applied to specific areas on their neck. Our team of chiropractic physicians and physical rehabilitation therapy specialists at P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics have the knowledge and skills to treat cervicogenic headaches with chiropractic neck adjustments and mobilizations along with strength exercises for the deep neck muscles and upper back area.
- Tension headaches
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache seen at P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics. Tension headaches occur when the muscles in the neck and at the base of the skull become tense, tight or contract and cause the feeling of a tight band usually over the forehead area. The pain can be described as mild, moderate or severe dull pain, tightness, or pressure. The tightness or tension in the muscles can be brought on by a neck injury, whiplash injury, stress, inadequate sleep or anxiety which can all be caused by a car, truck or semi-truck accident. The chiropractors at P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics are familiar with techniques and treatments to relieve the tightness and tension in the neck and upper back muscles. We have also seen great results with tension headaches when we combine chiropractic adjustments with exercises and stretches from our physical rehabilitation therapy team.
- Suboccipital Headaches or Occipital Neuralgia
Suboccipital headaches originate from the upper region of the neck, near the base of the skull. Suboccipital headaches also known as occipital neuralgia occurs when the nerves that run near the base of the skull or occiput become injured or inflamed. These nerves can become injured or inflamed due to a car, truck or semi-truck accident. Suboccipital headaches feel like severe piercing, shock-like or throbbing pain in the upper neck, back of the head or behind the ears. P.I Help Chiropractic and Injury Clinics chiropractors are familiar with techniques to relieve the tension in the muscles near and around the suboccipital area to help decrease inflammation around the suboccipital nerves. In combination with adjustments from our chiropractors, and exercises and stretches with our physical rehabilitation therapy team we can help manage your suboccipital headaches or occipital neuralgia.
Please contact our clinics for more information about chiropractic or physical rehabilitation therapy for headaches caused by a car, truck or semi-truck accident or to be referred to a TOP personal injury attorney in the San Antonio, TX area or Salt Lake City, UT area including Murray, West Valley City, South Jordan, West Jordan, Draper, Midvale, Taylorsville and Kearns, UT.
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Reference: Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS; Olga Khazen, BS; 2021; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; 032521 <https://www.aans.org/en/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Occipital-Neuralgia>.
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