In a car crash, your head can be very quickly and violently whipped around. This movement can injure many different parts of your neck, including the blood vessels that supply your brain.
The spinal blood vessels are particularly at risk, because they literally travel through the cervical vertebrae.
While your neck is whipped, the arteries can be torqued or stretched, injuring the lining of the vessels. This can cause irritation or tearing, and occasionally, can restrict the circulation of blood.
Symptoms of vertebral artery impairment can be experienced as a soreness in the rear of the head that grows stronger over time, and it can be on either side of the head or in the middle. In some cases the pain is felt as dull, and in some cases it may feel like a build-up in pressure or a pulsating feeling.
If you have these signs or symptoms, it's essential that you get medical attention right away.
If you have been in an auto collision, Dr. Calantoni is here to help. We can help identify the root source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Bridesburg, PA heal from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (215) 743-5330 for a consultation or for more advice.