constant headache since the accident
by Donna lynn
(dunnville on canada)
I was stopped at a red light when I was hit from behind at 50km , the impact pushed me about 20 feet thru the intersection, after the car came to a stop, I sat there for a few minutes, and I know I was in shock, shortly after that I experienced back and neck pain, and bruising from the seat belt, transported to the hospital, and X-rays were done, sent home. told I would have some whiplash pain for a few days.... the accident happened at 8am and later that evening I started to get a headache, sharp stabbing pains above right eye and top side of right head, but the entire head hurts too, and still hurts, this is day 15 since than,, been to my doctor 2 x since, than and was told headache was from stress of the accident...I do not feel well, have no appetite, feel dizzy some times, I am so tired now and all I want to do is sleep, and I have some blurred vision, but was just told I have glucoma, is my head pain a result of the glucoma???????
Hi there, Michelle here...
Wow. This was a really big accident. Your doctor is wrong. WRONG. As in you are not having headaches from stress from the accident. Nope.
You are having headaches because you have a mild concussion and you have injured your neck seriously, and you need to see a chiropractor.
If you had not been slammed into by a car at 50km and instead you just started having headaches out of nowhere then yep, you might be having stress.
BUT YOU WERE SLAMMED into by a car going 50km! You have serious whiplash and you need chiropractic care.
If you don’t know a good chiropractor then please google a few for your home town. But call one right away. All of the symptoms you are feeling will start to shift very quickly once you see someone about your neck.
A chiropractor will take your symptoms very seriously and will not tell you your appetite issues, your extreme fatigue and your pain and constant headaches are from stress.
As all these symptoms are from serious whiplash, not from stress. Your injuries are serious, and you need a specialist, and that specialist will be a chiropractor. The sooner, the better!
Glaucoma: I am not an eye doctor and so I can’t help you with this. From a strictly anecdotal perspective I do know one woman in my life who managed to get her glaucoma into a state where she did not have to take medication by losing weight, and daily exercise.
However, I am not a doctor, and I do not recommend you follow my advice on glaucoma, I do recommend you instead research whether or not these things may assist you as you work on this issue.
While you are waiting to see your chiropractor, please use ice on your neck and shoulders, and for sure use the towel technique right away, which will help with the headaches: roll a bath towel long ways, wrap around neck like a scarf, now head is supported taking pressure off the neck muscles and off the injury which will help a lot right away.
Best Regards, Michelle