Headaches from a traumatic event such as a car accident are more common than you may think. It is not uncommon for a headache to start within minutes after a car accident. Sometimes these headaches last for months and even years depending on the source of the headaches. As is normal everyday life, headaches after a traumatic event such as a truck accident may be caused by many different sources. It is your responsibility to report your headaches, including their frequency and intensity, to your medical doctor so that he or she can attempt to locate the source of your headaches. Once the source of your traumatic headaches is found, there are treatments that can be administered to attempt to reduce or eliminate your headaches.
Many of us experience headaches daily. Headaches from accidents can be debilitating, but hard to prove.
When the head is directly impacted with a hard object, the injured victim may suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI). When the head and skull are injured from impact, the brain bleeds and blood often pools between the brain and the skull. This brain bleed, otherwise known as a subdural hematoma, is an extremely dangerous condition because it exerts pressure on the brain. This pressure can cause post-traumatic headaches and even death. Traumatic brain injury patients often suffer from continued headaches even after the brain bleed resolves. There are a variety of medications that can be prescribed by a neurologist if you are continually suffering from post-traumatic headaches.
Another common cause of headaches after a Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia car accident is nerve damage caused by aherniated disc or bulging disc in the neck. Neck injuries such as whiplash, which is a condition caused by stretching of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the neck, can cause pain originating in the shoulders and neck which travels up to the head. Depending on your doctor’s advice, you may be able to take over-the-counter pain medicine such as ibuprofen or Tylenol for your headaches.
Unfortunately for some, headaches caused by an accident are permanent. The brain is the most complex organ of the body. Today’s medical science does not completely understand how the brain works and the source of all headaches. If you or a loved one is suffering severe headaches as a result of a serious car accident or truck accident in Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia, we may be able to help you recover fair compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to direct you to the proper medical treatment and neuropsychological testing that may be necessary to prove your headaches and head injury to an insurance company in court. Simply provide us with your contact information in the box on the top right of this page and one of our client care specialists will contact you to set up your free information gaining consultation.