Whiplash: Neck Artery Injury
In a motor vehicle accident, your head can be very rapidly and aggressively whipped about. This motion can harm many assorted parts of your neck, including the blood vessels that supply your brain.
The vertebral blood vessels are particularly vulnerable, because they actually pass through the cervical vertebrae.
While your neck is whipped, the arterial blood vessels can be twisted or stretched out, damaging the lining of the arteries. This can cause swelling or tearing, and in some cases, can restrict the circulation of blood.
Signs or symptoms of vertebral artery injury can be felt as a discomfort 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. Occasionally the pain is felt as dull, and sometimes it might feel like an increase in pressure or a throbbing sensation.
If you have these symptoms, it's essential that you get professional attention right away.
If you have been in a car crash, Dr. Bhasin is here to help. We can help identify the root cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Aloha/Beaverton, OR improve from these types of problems.
Call our office today or use the "Contact Us" form for an appointment or for more advice.