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Headache and Auto Injury

Headache is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Carl Heusler, DC sees frequently in our New Carrollton office. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headache. Let's look at how headache is caused by a crash and how Dr. Carl Heusler, DC can help you.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our New Carrollton office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Carl Heusler, DC is conveniently located in New Carrollton to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Carl Heusler, DC will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (301) 577-0023 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.


Back Pain and Auto Injury

We manage many auto injury cases in in our New Carrollton office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Let's take a look at why back pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you heal.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your back, the seat can put uneven pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing back pain, Dr. Carl Heusler, DC is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (301) 577-0023 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.


Many people report back pain after a car crash.