I Have Been Experiencing Headaches After My Car Accident, What Should I Do?
A car accident is a traumatic event that can leave you shaken up and frightened. In the aftermath of an accident, it can be easy to overlook seemingly minor physical symptoms. Some car accident victims will experience headaches after their accident. While a headache might be nothing more than an inconvenience, it is not something you should ignore when it appears following a car accident.
Headaches stemming from car accidents can be a sign of something more serious, such as brain or spinal injuries. If you have been injured in an accident and want to learn more about your legal options, contact the experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, now at 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Consult with a Physician
If you were in a car accident and started to experience headaches soon after that, the best course of action is to consult with a licensed physician. You should explain to your doctor how the accident happened and describe your symptoms thoroughly. Your doctor could clinically diagnose you based on your symptoms alone, or may order further diagnostic tests, such as a CT scan or MRI. Depending on your symptoms, you might need to see a neurologist who specializes in head injuries.
Headaches Can Be a Sign of Something Serious
Headaches are often a nuisance and most of the time can be treated with a few ibuprofen tablets. However, at times, a headache can indicate a more serious injury, such as a herniated disc, as the pain may spread from the neck to the head. It can also be a sign of a traumatic brain injury. There are different types of headaches. For instance, migraine-like headaches involve a pounding pain that continues for some time. Alternatively, stabbing headaches involve sharp, sudden and intense pain. Each type of headache can signal a serious head injury, including a concussion, subdural hematoma or hemorrhage. Make sure to consult with a physician if you are experiencing any of these types of symptoms following a car accident.
Coping with Head Pain
Treatment for your head pain will depend upon its cause. By seeking prompt medical attention, you can begin an effective treatment regimen. Your doctor may prescribe pain relievers to allow you to cope with the ongoing head pain. If the pain is due to a neck injury, rest and potentially a neck brace will often alleviate it. However, serious traumatic brain or head injuries could require more aggressive treatment, including surgery. All car accident victims should give their bodies plenty of rest to recover from the stress and physical impact of the crash.
Recovery for a Head Injury
Car accident victims who have sustained a serious head or neck injury in the crash should be able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver responsible for the accident. Your legal rights and recovery will depend upon the circumstances surrounding the accident and the extent of your injuries.
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