Tulsa Auto Injury Treatment: Neck Artery Damage

In a motor vehicle accident, your head can be very quickly and violently whipped about. This motion can injure many different parts of your neck, including the arteries that supply your brain.

The spinal arteries are particularly vulnerable, since they actually pass through the cervical spinal vertebrae.

 

While your neck is whipped, the arterial blood vessels can be twisted or stretched, injuring the lining of the arteries. This can cause irritation or tearing, and in some cases, can restrict the circulation of blood.

 

Symptoms of vertebral artery trauma can be felt as a pain in the back of the head that increases over time, and it can be on either side of the head or in the center. Sometimes the pain is felt as dull, and occasionally it might feel like an increase in pressure or a pulsating sensation.

 

If you have these signs or symptoms, it's important that you seek medical attention right away.

 

If you have been in a car wreck, Dr. Bogan is here to help. We can help establish the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Tulsa, OK recover from these sorts of injuries.

 

Call our office today at (918) 832-7880 for an appointment or for more advice.