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There are many causes of headaches which can at times be debilitating. Headaches can be caused by trauma, stress and your diet. Headaches happen due to changes in the nerves, blood vessels and muscles in your head and neck.
At our office we see a lot of patients who have headaches after being involved in an auto accident. There are two main factors that cause headaches following an auto accident. The first being "whiplash" where your neck and head jolt quickly backward and forward causing injury to the neck muscles and spinal discs.
The second can be related to a concussion where your brain bumps around inside your skull causing trauma creating headaches.
At Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage the patient will undergo a complete exam and answer many questions about their headaches and lifestyle. The patient may need to have diagnostic testing such as x-rays of their neck, a MRI of their neck and/or head or even blood work. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful in ridding the patient of headaches. We use therapies along with chiropractic adjustments in the office to help reduce muscle spasm and inflammation. The doctor may work with the patient in diet changes in order to help reduce headaches.