CHIROPRACTIC AND CAR ACCIDENTS
Car accidents can very easily cause spinal misalignments in the body, especially in rear end accidents, which irritates nerves, bones, ligaments and discs and can damage your overall health.
If you have been in a car accident and feeling sharp pain in your neck and/or back, it is most likely a nerve pinching in your spine, which can accompany with inflammation around those delicate nerve roots. It is strongly recommended to ice it for 20 min, every hour, 5-6 hour a day. It may feel better during heat, but you actually causing more harm by increasing more inflammation in the area.
No matter how minor your accident is, you need a chiropractic spinal checkup to ensure that your spine is free from nerve interference, which can turn into spinal degenerative process left untreated. Only a chiropractor is trained to analyze your spine for the vertebral misalignments.