Chiropractic Relieves Neck Pain After Auto Accident

Chiropractic Care Treats Neck Pain After Car Crashes

You’re driving along and then BAM you’ve been in a car accident. Even if the impact didn't seem that bad in the beginning, you might find yourself with issues and a stiff neck over the next few days or weeks.

Why Does This Occur? Can Chiropractic Therapy Help?

A auto collision happens very fast, and the forces on your body can be quite dramatic, causing your neck muscles and ligaments to stretch or tear. Whiplash is the most common type of injury sustained in a auto collision, and it can be very painful. In fact, whiplash can cause neck pain that lasts for months or even years.

There are a few factors that can increase your risk of injury. First, rear-end collisions tend to cause more neck injuries than frontal collisions. Second, there is some evidence that women are more likely to get injured in a auto accident than men. Finally, if your vehicle has poor headrests, they may not have adequately protected your head and neck from the force of the impact.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to reduce your neck pain after a car wreck. Heat or ice therapy may also help to soothe your sore muscles. Gentle stretching exercises can help keep your muscles from getting too stiff. And, of course, chiropractic to help restore the healthy functioning of your neck and spine.

If you are suffering with pain caused by a car crash, even a small one, you may feel neck pain as a result of whiplash. Don't wait to get care. Research shows that chiropractic is best for these types of injuries, so call Dr. Marsh in West New York right away if you've been in a car wreck.

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    Anthony Marsh DO, who has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience, now oversees operations at the Osteopathic Medicine, Pain, and Rehabilitation Institute as Medical Director. He accepted this role after serving as a chiropractor Anthony Marsh DC for more than two decades and he leverages his unique blend of experience and knowledge to provide leadership as a licensed medical physician.