Whiplash Headaches Treatment
Whiplash injuries are among the most common neck or cervical spine injuries. The whipping motion of the head jolting forward and backward in a fall or auto accident can cause damage to the neck musculoskeletal system. One of the symptoms that can last for weeks and months after whiplash are reoccurring headaches. Caliber Pain™ can offer effective whiplash headache treatment at our pain clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
A whiplash headache is not a specific type of headache. It will likely feel similar to other common headaches. There is not one specific cause of headaches resulting from a whiplash injury but a variety of issues that can result in ongoing head pain. Some of the sources of whiplash headache pain can include:
- Inflammation or swelling in the soft tissues in the neck
- Cervical spine damage or inflammation caused by the neck injury
- Nerve compression or irritation from injury
- Muscle spasms in the neck or shoulders
Whiplash headaches may begin shortly after the injury or may not occur until several days after the accident. Often, the patient may not immediately realize the onset of headaches is related to their whiplash injury.
Relieving Whiplash Head Pain
Uncovering the source of whiplash headaches is important to determine the best treatment plan. Our pain specialists will determine the triggering source of headaches related to whiplash injuries. Treatments may include trigger point injections, facet joint injections, acupuncture, physical therapy and other interventional medicine therapies. We personalize treatment plans for each patient and their specific symptoms to offer pain relief.
If you are experiencing ongoing headaches after a whiplash injury, come visit our specialists at Caliber Pain™. We offer advanced whiplash headaches treatment at our pain clinic in UES New York City. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We offer a same day diagnosis and interventional treatment for pain relief.