If you have a back injury and headache, could the two be related? Could one be the cause of the other – in this case, the back injury causing you to suffer from a headache as well? They may not seem related, but as many people find out, back injuries can potentially cause symptoms in other seemingly unrelated parts of the body.
Headaches are most closely associated with injuries that occur to the upper back and neck area. For example, someone in a car accident who suffers with whiplash may well experience headaches as well as pains in their upper back and neck.
Coping with a back injury and headache
Tension headaches often occur after whiplash incidents. However, any injury could lead to this symptom, no matter how it occurred. For example, back injuries might be caused in a fall and if this happens, you might expect to feel aches and pains throughout your body. Headaches generally resolve themselves, but you may wish to take an over-the-counter painkiller if you want to alleviate the pain.
It is usually wise to get a proper diagnosis for your injury if you have suffered one to any portion of your back. A GP’s visit will usually suffice, although you may need more urgent treatment at an A&E unit if your injury is serious, perhaps following a fall from height, for example. In this case, calling an ambulance will be very important to ensure you get expert care from the start.
Was your injury caused through negligence?
Negligence is a word most people will be familiar with. Every year, some unlucky individuals are injured because of actions taken by others that were negligent. Perhaps your back injury and headache were caused like this. If you suspect this is true, getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline is a smart move.
We can be contacted on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or mobile callers can get in touch on 0333 500 0993 instead. If you’d rather use our website, we have an online test you can take that only consists of a few questions. They’re easy to answer and you may know within a few moments whether you could claim for your back injury and headache. Our team is on hand to answer your questions too, with no obligation to go any further with a claim.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead