Cervicogenic headaches can be caused by whiplash injuries, auto accident injuries, disc degeneration, or other abnormalities to the cervical spine. The tension and irritation in the cervical spine causes dizziness and headaches.
A case study showed that patients can get relief from these symptoms when treated by a chiropractor. The case study showed a man in his late twenties suffering from cervicogenic headaches and dizziness. He had been in an auto accident when he was a child. The traumatic injury from his childhood never went away until he was treated by a chiropractor.
He underwent two months of care, where the patient increased his range of motion, decreased his headaches, and decreased his dizziness. There were no negative side effects from the treatments.
If you have been in an auto accident I highly recommend that you make an appointment with a chiropractor to be evaluated. Getting treated right away can help deter chronic pain syndromes in the future.