Post Accident Dizziness Chesterfield
It is common for victims to experience post-accident dizziness (vertigo) following any impacting fall or collision. A large percentage of people who suffer a concussion or whiplash injury report acute dizziness within a few days of sustaining a head or whiplash injury. An acute case of post-accident dizziness can last for a few days, but chronic vertigo can persist for months after the trauma. The concussive effects such as post-accident headaches or migraines are usually related to bruising of the brain (closed head injury), while motion sensitivity is more likely due to damage to the inner ear. Unfortunately, overlapping side effects, such as lightheadedness, feeling faint or having difficulty with balance, can be related to either or both. At P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, our staff will conduct a thorough diagnosis and order any digital imaging needed to eliminate more serious causes of vertigo.
When to See a Doctor for Post-Accident Dizziness
Whiplash occurs so quickly that the victim of an auto accidents, sports collisions or slip and fall may never notice the strain on his or her cervical ligaments. But, it is no uncommon for someone to complain of headaches, dizziness or a stiff neck within a few hours to few days following an accident. The doctors at P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers prefer to see accident victims as soon as possible following a collision to check for cervical instability. Treatments can start and care given to manage joint instability and eliminate the pinch cervical nerves related to restricted blood flow and post-accident dizziness. Headaches, ringing in the ears and nausea have been linked to trigger points in neck and head muscles that may also cause neck stiffness.
Effective Relief from Auto Accident Vertigo
Cervical vertigo is most often the result of neck misalignment due to physical trauma (whiplash) and can affect a person’s sense of balance as well as mental focus and concentration. Fortunately, this common type of post-accident dizziness can typically be improved using targeted manipulation, physiotherapy or therapeutic injections. Specific correction of misaligned vertebrae in the upper neck helps reduce the irritation caused by pinched nerves in the spine. This allows the nervous system and body to heal faster as normal blood flow and function are restored. Our doctors will prescribe a select combination of modalities to eliminate post-accident dizziness and get you back doing all the things you love to do. Call us at 636-735-3577 for an immediate appointment to learn more about what your body is telling you.
NOTE: Due to the sensitivity and urgency of many car accident injuries, we reserve same-day appointment times daily to accommodate your needs.