Headache Relief Treatments in St. Louis, MO
Headache relief treatments are second only to back pain as the most common neurological ailment affecting Americans today. According to the National Headache Foundation, approximately 12% of adults in the United States suffer from painful headaches and approximately 45 million suffer from debilitating headaches. Although not all 150 types of headaches are a result of an auto accident, frequent bouts lasting 15 days or longer are classified as chronic headaches regardless of the source. Unfortunately for auto accident victims, there is not a clear and obvious cause of headache pain, as neither the skull nor brain tissue have nerves that can register pain.
Treatment Options for Headache Pain
Research suggests that blood vessels located in the head and neck along with root nerves that originate in the tissues that surround the brain are most likely responsible for the headaches we feel. Moreover, pain can occur withing the joints, muscles, sinus cavities, teeth and scalp. In addition to hands-on chiropractor-adjustments, we offer the following for headache relief:
- Facet Joint Injections
- Nerve Root Injections
- Spinal Decompression
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
- Trigger Point Injections
Our pain management specialists work to develop individualized treatment plans including education on pain coping mechanisms and other treatment protocols to manage auto accident related headache pain. Remember, it is important to seek treatment following any collision as your risk of chronic headache pain increases if you’ve sustained an auto accident injury.
Symptoms of Whiplash Headache Pain
Although you may not have noticed a headache immediately following an auto accident, whiplash pain can gradually invade your life causing debilitating headaches that cause lost of work productivity as well as a decrease in quality of life. Our chiropractic services are designed to correct the dysfunctions that cause whiplash headache pain. In the case of an auto accident, it may take a multidisciplinary approach to restore your body’s spinal structure to full optimal function. Although it is tempting to temporarily mask the pain from whiplash injuries following a car accident, the physical repair of your spine, joints and muscles will require hands on treatment as well. To find out what your body is telling you, call 636-735-3577 for a Same Day Appointment.