When you are involved a car crash, your head and neck can be very rapidly and violently whip lashed. This whip like motion can injure several regions of your neck, and this includes the blood vessels that supply the blood flow your brain.
Your vertebral arteries are especially at risk, because these arteries actually pass through the seven cervical vertebrae of your neck. The neck is the only place where arteries actually pass through a bony portion of your vertebrae and supply the brain with blood flow.
When you are involved in a car collision your neck can be whipped backward and forwards and even sideways if you are hit from the side. This results with the blood vessels being twisted or stretched, causing damage of the arteries in form of inflammation or tearing. This series of events can result in restriction of blood flow.
Signs of vertebral artery damage can be expressed as pain in the back or middle of the head becoming worse with time, or it can be felt on either side of the head. Occasionally the pain is felt as aching, or an increasing pressure or a pulse type sensation.
If you have these signs or symptoms, it’s essential that you get professional attention right away.
If you have been in a crash, the healthcare professionals of Phoenix Car Accident Dot Com are here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health.
Call today at (602) 456-7252 for a consultation or for more information.