What Can I Do? When Should I See a Doctor?
When you’ve been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, whether it’s a rear-end collision, a t-bone or a head-on collision, you can expect to experience some type of headache. A headache is fairly common after a car crash, but what if it just won’t go away?
A Persistent Headache May Be a Symptom of a More Serious Injury
Often, a nagging headache is a telltale sign that you’ve suffered a whiplash injury. In virtually any car accident, the sheer impact (even if relatively minor) will cause your head to snap back and forth. That can result in neck trauma that radiates into your head, as well as bruising or inflammation if your brain bounces off the inside of your skull. Whiplash can cause strain or tearing of muscles and other connective tissue in your neck, making it difficult to turn your head from side to side. It can also cause trauma to vertebrae, discs and other component of your spinal cord, which can contribute to head pain.
Seek Medical Care after Any Type of Motor Vehicle Accident
Often, in the immediate aftermath of an automobile accident, particularly when the impact was minor, you may be inclined not to seek medical care, as you don’t feel much discomfort and you don’t want to take the time. Unfortunately, many serious injuries can take a few days to develop. You may have a little rush of adrenalin after the accident that masks a lot of your pain, or it may simply take time for inflammation to set in. The best approach is to go to the hospital, an urgent care facility or to your primary care physician any time you have been in a motor vehicle accident. A medical professional will know what to look for and can identify the early warning signs of a more serious injury.
Accident Centers of Texas—We Can Help Alleviate Your Headache after an Accident
At Accident Centers of Texas, we use our considerable experience, knowledge and skill to help restore patients to full health after any injury or illness. We can see you at eight convenient locations in Texas, including Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Garland and Frisco. Same-day appointments are usually available. Based on the nature and severity of your injury, you may be treated by a nurse practitioner and/or a chiropractor.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to drive or don’t have transportation, we can arrange to pick you up and get you back home. To set up a visit, call us at (214) 974-4041 or contact our offices online.