If you have been in an accident, it is wise to consult your chiropractor as soon as possible. Your doctor, or the Accident and Emergency department, will have checked at the time that you have no fracture, dislocation, paralysis or open wound, but even if they find no serious injury, the nerves branching out from your neck may be under stress. You may find that you are still in pain months afterwards, and this could cause disability permanently if not corrected.
In cases of Acute/Subacute and Chronic neck pain Chiropractic manipulation together with massage will restore more normal movement to your neck. Your chiropractor may also prescribe exercises to help you regain strength and flexibility and relieve long-term pain and discomfort.
1 Scofferman Spine Vol 19 1994 Number 9 pp 1007010
2 Paimer and Raymaker Injury The British Accident journal 1993 p75-78