Headache After a Slip and Fall Accident: How it Works

Have you been experiencing mild to severe headaches since you slipped at the grocery parking lot last week? Have you recently fallen and hurt your head while climbing a flight of stairs? Since your accident, have your headaches gotten worse, to the point where you had to cancel plans with loved ones or made compromises to your work schedule? Do your migraine and neck pain barely improve despite trying usual pain management techniques like taking medications? 

Discover the connection between migraines, headaches, neck pain, and slip and fall accidents. Find out how you can manage the repercussions of your previous injuries with the help of a holistic and natural remedy.

Migraine and Neck Pain After a Slip and Fall Accident: Explaining How They Work

When you fall, your head and neck can move unexpectedly. This puts pressure on the connective tissues supporting the cervical spine and increases your risks for atlas bone subluxation. When misalignments occur, the head shifts to one side of the body, and the rest of the spine can twist and tug on nearby muscles or irritate nerve tissues crucial misalignments in your cervical spine. These misalignments can affect the nerves in your neck, leading to migraine and neck pain.

Now, it’s imperative to deal with the misalignments with the help of an Upper Cervical doctor. Otherwise, they stay that way for months or years, or worse, cause more health problems like spinning sensations, widespread body pain, unexplainable fatigue, and nerve damage. 

Watch Out for Signs of Upper Cervical Misalignments

Upper neck bone misalignments often get undiagnosed because not many people are aware of the signs they must look out for. So, if you have headaches after slipping or falling, it’s a good idea to look out for the following red flags and consult with an Upper Cervical doctor right away to schedule your initial appointment:

  • Your shoulders, hips, and legs feel misaligned
  • Your gait pattern has changed a lot since the accident
  • Your neck feels stiff and sore months or years after you sustained the injury
  • You have a numbing or tingling sensation on the neck, arms, and legs

An appointment with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor will help gauge how far your atlas and axis bone has shifted. It will also help your chiropractic doctor plan your adjustments and discuss the necessary steps you should follow to maintain the position of your atlas and axis bones. 

Upper Cervical doctors make use of digital imaging techniques to look at the neck structure and get precise measurements needed to correct your posture. You will also need to share your medical history to identify other factors that might have contributed to your atlas bone subluxation. These include other neck or head injuries and spine-related conditions.

Book Your Appointment with an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Professional

Don’t take your health for granted! Find out if you are in need of neck bone adjustments from an Upper Cervical Chiropractic professional. There are various areas of specialization in this technique, including NUCCA, Atlas Orthogonal, Orthospinology, Knee Chest, and EPIC. All of these Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care protocols are designed to help restore the alignment of the atlas and axis bones so your body can heal and function smoothly again. Schedule your consultation with an Upper Cervical doctor in your location. Use our comprehensive Doctors Directory to book your appointment and learn more about the specific background of your target practice.

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