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How To Deal With Headaches After An Accident


A headache is not always a headache, you have to remember this.

In our ‘What should I do after a car crash in Michigan’ article series we have discussed the things that you need to do after getting in a car crash, We have stated that getting into an accident where a car crash is not on your list of things to do. However, accidents happen. You must always protect your rights and your person at all times. 

Here at Haque Legal, our Southfield personal injury attorneys we are here for you. After a car crash, call our car accident injury attorneys immediately. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end. 

If you are experiencing post-traumatic headaches and you want to know how to deal with them, there are some facts that you should know about them.

You are your enemy.

When it comes to dealing with corporations and insurance claims in Michigan there is one very important saying that people should know and that is the fact that it is not the insurance company versus you but it would be you vs yourself.

In most cases, there are a lot of mistakes that are done by the injured party that costs them their right to get compensated and for the payment of the insurance claims. Before we get ahead and discuss the final part of how to deal with post-traumatic headache we need to always remind you that in most of the things that you do after the accident it would be your actions that would affect the proceedings of your insurance claims.

There are other things that you might do that might cause you your claims. You may read the article Common Mistakes To Avoid in A Car Crash, to find out more about these mistakes.

A headache is not always a headache.

image of woman having her blood pressure checked

One of the things that people often take always when it comes to brain injury is the fact that it must be caused by a migraine or a constant headache that occurs right after a car accident. However, a brain injury does not always manifest directly as just a headache but it is also accompanied by other aspects. 

Sensation or Pressure

One of the common symptoms of a headache that may be an effect of a brain injury is the sensation of tightness or pressure. 

The sensation or pressure is felt across the forehead and on the sides and the back of the head. The sensation of the pressure can just happen momentarily but debilitating and coming or it may happen as a kind of pressure that is constantly there even if you think that you can tolerate it.

As long as there is pressure that you experience even if it is at the front of your head at the sides at the back of your head you need to treat this as a symptom of something more serious than just a headache. Always remember that you need to look out for this feeling as it might lead to more serious complications.

Tenderness on an area of the head up to the shoulders

If you are experiencing tenderness on the neck or your scalp for even up to the shoulder muscles you should not read your headache as just a headache. Tenderness or swelling on these areas is a physical manifestation of an even bigger injury that may require the help of a Southfield brain injury lawyer.

You might not experience this automatically or instantly right after the car collision in Michigan but you may experience this a few hours or even a day or two after the car accident. This is why we always go back to the fact that you should never downplay any of the injuries that you sustain.

What are the kinds of post-traumatic headaches?

There are different kinds of post-traumatic headaches that victims may suffer and they may come in the following forms:

  • Whiplash or coup-contrecoup
  • Vascular 
  • Tension-type
  • Post-concussive 
  • Occipital neuralgia 
  • Nerve dysfunction 
  • Musculoskeletal 
  • Headache with Lack of Appetite
  • Muscle-contraction 
  • Migraine 
  • Constant daily headaches
  • Cluster 
  • Chronic facial pain 
  • Cervical Thoracic somatic dysfunction 
  • Bone-fracture-related

Of course, since we are not health experts we are not going to discuss the kinds of post-traumatic headaches in detail. For any questions that you may have not related to the claims, you should ask your doctor.

Getting the right treatment

As soon as you get yourself in the doctors’ office or a hospital you should already be good and in terms of getting the right treatment for your post-traumatic headaches.

You should focus more on getting better.  For you to get better, make sure that you get properly compensated for all of the costs associated with the injury that you did not even want in the first place.

With that, after getting the right treatment, get the right lawyer on the phone to help you with your claim and document everything. 

Let Haque Law Help You With Your Claims

Now that you know some facts about dealing with post-traumatic headaches coming from a car accident in Michigan it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice. This is not legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out.

After a car crash, call our Southfield car accident attorneys immediately. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end.

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