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Migraines and Headaches After a Car Accident in Joplin

Being in an auto accident in Joplin can be a traumatic experience. It can also lead to an increase in headaches and migraines. If you've recently been in a car accident and have noticed an increase in the severity and frequency of your migraines and headaches, our chiropractor may be able to help you.


Auto Accident Injuries that Cause Severe Headaches

Numerous auto accident injuries can result in an increase in your daily or weekly headaches. Common injuries include strains and strains of your back and neck, whiplash and herniated discs in your neck.

Symptoms of an Auto Accident Injury

When you acquire an auto accident injury, you may have a range of symptoms that include headaches and migraines.

  • Blurry Vision
  • Loss of Range of Motion in Your Upper Back and Neck
  • Neck Stiffness and Pain
  • Pain in Your Upper Back
  • Sensitivity to Light and Sound
  • Severe Headaches and Migraines
  • Tingling and/or Pain in Your Shoulders and Arms

Managing Headaches after an Auto Accident in Joplin with Help from Our Chiropractor

If you have an auto accident injury that is causing an increase in your headaches and/or migraines, our chiropractor in Joplin offers several services that may help you feel better.

Chiropractic Care

Our primary service is chiropractic care, which encompasses chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic or spinal adjustments are designed to correct subluxations, which are minor misalignments of the vertebrae. When the vertebrae are misaligned, they can cause inflammation in the surrounding tissues, which may put pressure on the nerve roots and impede the function of your central nervous system. The end result, especially after a car accident, is an increase in your headache frequency and severity.

Cold Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy may help with soft tissue injuries to your neck, including sprains, strains, and whiplash. When low-level laser therapy is used, the light emitting wand is held just over the skin. The light then penetrates about two to five centimeters into the soft tissues where it can be absorbed by the cells and turned into energy. This helps with cellular regeneration and may aid in healing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may also help improve your headache severity and frequency. This therapy involves lying in an oxygen chamber for a certain period of time. Inhaling the 97 percent oxygen atmosphere helps get oxygen to tissues that could be responsible for the increase in your headache frequency.

To see if our chiropractic therapies would benefit you after a car accident or to schedule an appointment for your severe headaches and migraines, call us at 417-624-4242.


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  • "Myself and my wife both have had the pleasure of being clients of Steven Skaggs. Steve is the real deal with a huge heart and truly cares for his clients needs! Steve and his wonderful staff always go above and beyond to make sure that they are diagnosing and helping you with the best up to date information and technology available. I could not more highly recommend another Chiropractor in the Joplin area that will have your best interests in mind! Thank you for all you do Steven!"
    Jerry M.
  • "A huge thank you to Dr. Skaggs! My memory has been crap after my car wreck. Tonight after my Oxygen dive, I was able to recall an entire conversation to remember a request. That was huge for me."
    Michelle R.
  • "Dr. Skaggs found the cause of my frozen shoulder when the orthopedic docs didn' was partially sublexed!! After just 4-5 times of him putting it back in place I was able to start working on my range of motion!!!"
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