Head Hurts After Car Accident
My Head Hurts – Is that Normal Following a Car Accident?
I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland Personal Injury Lawyer. A car accident can be a very traumatic event to go through, and the aftermath can last long after your car has been repaired and your bruises are healed. Some people may go through more debilitating circumstances after a car accident is long over. One thing that you may wonder is whether or not your car accident may have contributed to your head hurting. Headaches can destroy your day and make it very hard to perform all of your normal daily tasks.
Head Trauma and Other Causes of Headaches After a Car Accident
You could be experiencing some extreme headaches or head pain after your car accident, and this can be completely normal, especially in the case of head trauma. Your pain may come from not having adequate treatment for your head trauma, or it could be from post-traumatic stress disorder. These headaches can often be so debilitating that you’re unable to handle your everyday tasks.
Signs and Symptoms
There are a number of signs and symptoms that you need to keep in mind for your risks of headaches.
– An aching head pain
– A dull pain in your head
– A feeling of pressure or tightness across your forehead or the sides and back of your head
– You may feel tender in your neck, head, shoulders, and scalp
– You may even feel enough pain that it gives you a lack of appetite
This list is not exhaustive, and if you feel that your headaches are becoming a problem, speak with your doctor for additional treatment.
Headaches and Children
Adults are not the only ones that can experience headaches after a car accident. Children can also experience stress headaches and headaches due to injuries after this type of traumatic event. It is essential that you monitor your child for this type of head pain, and get them the care that they need in case the pain is not letting up. Your child may not tell you about what they are experiencing, so it’s helpful to notice if the child is touching their head, rubbing their eyes, or acting out of character. Children may also experience migraines that may manifest with other symptoms such as nausea or abdominal pain. Children may experience more typical migrane symptoms that include sensitivity to light or loud noises that are making the headache worse.
If Your Head Hurts After Car Accident – Seek Medical Attention Promptly
Your head pain and headaches could be a result of you car accident. It’s completely normal to experience them after a car accident, especially if you experienced a head injury. This should certainly be a condition that you speak with your healthcare professional about along with your personal injury lawyer that can help you to get the best outcome for your case. More importantly, while headaches will generally occur in the first couple of days after an accident, if you experience symptoms later it is important to let your doctor know and get evaluated appropriately.
Woodland Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer
If you, or someone in your family has been seriously injured in a car accident, please call me promptly at (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly advice. If calling from outside of the Woodland area, you can reach me by dialing toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
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