You’re driving along and then BAM you’ve been in a auto accident. Even if the impact didn't seem very forceful at first, you might find yourself with pain and a stiff neck over the next few days or weeks.
A car wreck 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 car accident, and it can be very irritating. In fact, whiplash can cause neck problems 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 hurt in a auto accident than men. Lastly, if your car 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 decrease your neck pain after a car crash. 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 feeling irritation because of a auto injury, even a small one, you may have neck pain as a result of whiplash. Don't wait to get help. Research shows that chiropractic is best for these types of injuries, so call Montero Chiropractic Clinic in Yuma right away if you've been in a car wreck.