Explaining Headaches After a Traumatic Injury

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Have you ever experienced a headache that just won't go away, no matter how much you try to find an effective relief option? If you have recurring headaches, it would help to look into one of the most common triggers: traumatic injuries to the head and neck. So, have you had an accident, a fall, or a blow to the head? If so, you may be experiencing post-traumatic headaches, a common condition that affects many people who have suffered head trauma. 

In this article, we'll dive deeper into post-traumatic headaches, their causes, symptoms, and effective coping mechanisms that can help you address and manage your pain effectively with the help of Upper Cervical Care.

What Are Post-Traumatic Headaches?

Post-traumatic headaches (PTH) are a type of headache that can occur after experiencing trauma, such as a car accident, sports injury, or fall. These headaches can be a result of the brain and surrounding tissues being affected by the force of impact. 

There are three types of PTH: acute, subacute, and chronic. Acute PTH typically lasts for a few days up to a week, while subacute PTH lasts for several weeks. Chronic PTH can last for months or even years after the initial trauma. PTH can have a significant impact on daily life and productivity, as people who experience the symptoms may have difficulty concentrating, sleeping, or engaging in daily activities due to pain and discomfort.


What Are Post-Traumatic Headache Causes?

Below are some of the most common and typical causes of post-traumatic headaches:


This can be from a sports injury, a fall, or a car accident. Its impact can lead to changes in the brain and surrounding tissues, resulting in the development of PTH. 


Another cause of PTH is a concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury that can occur after a blow to the head.

Atlas Subluxation

Another potential cause of PTH is an atlas subluxation. This occurs when the atlas, which is the first vertebra in the spine, becomes misaligned. The misalignment can put pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues, leading to headaches and other symptoms.

Symptoms of PTH can vary in severity and duration. They may include throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can significantly impact daily life and productivity, making it difficult to perform even basic tasks. 

If you have experienced trauma to the head or neck and are experiencing symptoms of PTH, it's important to seek medical attention. A healthcare provider can assess your symptoms and determine the best course of action.

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A Safe and Gentle Approach to Upper Cervical Problems

Misaligned neck bone problems can be a real pain in the neck (and head). Migraines, post-traumatic headaches, and other health conditions can be frustrating to deal with and can greatly affect our quality of life. That's why it's important to find a safe and gentle approach to help alleviate these problems.

So if you’re looking for exactly that to address your post-traumatic headache problems. Try Upper Cervical Chiropractic!

This chiropractic technique is the recommended approach for those looking for a non-invasive and natural way to address their neck bone problems. It involves adjusting the top two vertebrae in the neck to correct misalignments that can cause pain and other health issues. One of the benefits of Cervical Chiropractic Care is that it doesn't involve any cracking or popping of the neck. Instead, it is a gentle and precise adjustment that is tailored to each individual's needs. This makes it a safe and comfortable option for those who may be hesitant to seek chiropractic care.

In addition to helping with headaches and neck pain, the technique has been shown to benefit many other health conditions, including asthma, fibromyalgia, and even high blood pressure. If you're struggling with atlas bone misalignments, we invite you to get in touch with a Cervical Chiropractor. Contact a qualified chiropractor who can adjust your atlas and axis bones to learn more about how this safe and gentle approach can help you get back to feeling your best.


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