Rush hour traffic at Kellogg and Webb led to a rear-end collision. Even though the damage to your car wasn’t significant because it was a low velocity impact, you may have developed headaches that won’t seem to go away. At first, you think its coincidence. But several weeks later, you’re beginning to doubt. What could it be and how can you make it stop?
First, it’s important to understand that even minor car collisions and low velocity impacts lead to whiplash. Also, a doctor may have told you it’s all in your head, but the fact of the matter is that whiplash can last longer than the 6-8 weeks that your doctor said it would. All in all, chances are that your headaches are stemming from whiplash or a traumatic brain injury as a result of your accident.
Headaches that are a result of whiplash or a concussion typically fall under four categories.
Migraines are very common result of whiplash and often occur in people that have no previous history of migraines. The migraines begin within hours or days of the injury and often do not improve with treatment. Even after finding a “successful treatment,” a large percent of injured people will suffer recurring migraines.
Vascular headaches occur because of abnormal cerebral circulation. Because many injured people have slowed cerebral circulation for months or even years following a TBI or whiplash injury, they can suffer prolonged post traumatic symptoms.
Sympathetic Nerve Dysfunction is another factor of headaches. Damage to the cervical sympathetic nerve trunks leaves the injured person with severe headache pain.
Analgesic Rebound Headaches result from the medication symptoms that patients take for their whiplash pain. Overusing medication or the side effect of the medication will often cause headaches. These types of headaches are most common in women, aged 31 to 40 years old.
Most doctors believe that traditional treatment is sufficient for most whiplash-induced headaches. However, if left untreated, chronic headaches might still affect a person years after the injury.
If you believe your headaches are a result of a Wichita auto accident, you have a right to compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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