Neck Artery Damage from Auto Accidents
In a car crash, your head can be very rapidly and violently whipped around. This motion can harm many assorted areas of your neck, including the blood vessels that supply your brain.
The vertebral arteries are especially at risk, because they actually pass through the cervical vertebrae.
While your neck is whipped, the blood vessels can be twisted or stretched, damaging the lining of the arteries. This can cause inflammation or tearing, and occasionally, can restrict the flow of blood.
Indicators of vertebral artery impairment can be experienced as a pain in the back of the head that gets worse over time, and it can be on either side of the head or in the middle. Occasionally the pain is felt as aching, and occasionally it might feel like an increase in pressure or a pulsating feeling.
If you have these signs or symptoms, it's essential that you get professional attention right away.
If you have been in a crash, Dr. Armstrong is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Sacramento, CA heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (916) 483-8441 for a consultation or for more information.