Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common injuries that can result from a motor vehicle accident. Previously, we have talked about some of the various symptoms associated with head injuries: memory loss, brain swelling, etc. One symptom we haven’t yet discussed is head vibrations. So in this blog, we are going to examine the causes of head vibrations, the potential risk factors associated, and the appropriate treatment options.
What are Head Vibrations?
First of all, let’s define what exactly we mean when we say head vibrations. “Head vibrations” is a colloquial term that patients often use to describe a feeling of vibrating or dizziness inside their head.
Head vibrations can be the result of a number of factors, many of which can occur over the course of an automobile accident. Here are a few of the more common causes of head vibrations:
- Concussion or other traumatic brain injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Vertigo or inner ear conditions
- Brain tumors
- Muscle tightness and nerve pressure in the spine
Whatever their cause, head vibrations should always be examined and diagnosed by a physician. It may be nothing to worry about, or it could be an indication of a more serious underlying condition. Either way, it’s best to seek medical attention. If you are experiencing head vibrations, it’s important that you avoid driving as the vibrations can impair your vision and inhibit your ability to drive safely.
Treatment Options for Head Vibrations
Treating head vibrations depends entirely on the circumstances surrounding the accident and whatever it is that’s causing the vibrations. Treatment options range from prescription medications, massage therapy, chiropractic, or other treatments. If you begin having head vibrations after a car crash, seek help from a skilled pain physician who can properly diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your head vibrations.