You’re driving along and then BAM you’ve been in a car wreck. Even if the impact didn't seem that bad at first, you might find yourself with problems and a stiff neck over the next few days or weeks.
A auto injury 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 injury, and it can be very agonizing. In fact, whiplash can cause neck issues 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 car wreck 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.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ease your neck pain after a auto injury. Heat or ice treatment may also help to comfort your sore muscles. Gentle stretching exercises can help keep your muscles from getting too stiff. And, of course, chiropractic adjustments to help restore the healthy functioning of your neck and spine.
If you are experiencing pain due to a auto collision, even a small one, you may feel neck pain as a result of whiplash. Don't wait to get relief. Studies shows that chiropractic adjustments is best for these types of injuries, so call Dr. Conlee in Tucson right away if you've been in a auto accident.