If you have been having terrible headaches since you were in an auto accident, and you aren't sure what you can do to treat the headaches because medication isn't working, it's time to see a chiropractor. A chiropractor should be able to get to the bottom of your pain problems, and help stop the cause of the headaches, instead of making the pain worse.
There could be pinched nerves, out of line skeletal issues, or other causes that are triggering the headaches. Here are some of the things you should expect when you see a chiropractor.
The chiropractor uses manipulation to help move the skeletal structure and tissues into the proper place. This can help relieve a pinched nerve, or take pressure off an area where the skeletal structure has been damaged or misaligned. The amount of appointments needed to manipulate the body back to normal will vary depending on how bad the injury is, and how the body responds to the treatments.
With the use of ultrasonic technology, the chiropractor can stimulate the tissues in your body to relieve pain and tension, and to help alleviate some of the pain that is causing the headaches that you're dealing with. This can be used to help repair the tissues and stimulate blood flow to the areas where you're having pain, and where there is an injury.
The massage treatments that you get from a licensed massage therapist will help to repair the tissues that are injured, and can help to stop the pain and pressure of headaches. The massage therapist can do an overall deep tissue massage and even a cranial massage to target the exact areas where your headache is and where you have pressure. These can be done after the manipulation by the chiropractor.
Headaches can be caused by many different things, but if you have had a headache since a certain accident or injury, you want to see if the chiropractic treatments can help to treat the area and stop the headaches. You don't want to keep taking prescription pills in hopes that the headaches will go away temporarily, especially if you can get rid of the headaches completely in a natural way. Find a local chiropractor in your area and see if they can look at the injury that you're still dealing with, to see if they think they can treat it and if they agree the injury is causing the headaches.