Remember that after you have reported your auto accident to the police you should seek medical attention. If your neck is stiff or sore, you may be suffering from whiplash. If you are feeling back pain you must seek out attention from a chiropractor immediately. If you are unable to see a chiropractor the day of your accident, ice the areas in which you are feeling pain for approximately half an hour, three or four times a day for up to 72 hours.
Make sure to get an evaluation of the extent of your injuries from your chiropractor as soon as possible. Sometimes a injury will only require a therapeutic massage to help prevent and decrease severe muscle spasms (which may be the result from whiplash). Get plenty of rest. Your body needs to heal, and the more rest it gets, the faster it will heal.
In addition to icing injuries after an auto accident you should seek out chiropractic care. First and foremost when visiting a chiropractor is having them give you an evaluation of your injuries stemming from the car accident. This is important not only for the healing process but also as documentation of your needs post accident and the treatment you will continue to receive during the healing process.
Make sure to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. Injuries stemming from whiplash or back pain can be incredibly draining on the body and the body’s natural healing process uses an excess amount of energy trying to heal itself, while also increasing the release of white blood cells to fight off infection. Resting is a key ingredient to aiding your body in its healing process. The more rest you get, the better faster your body is able to recuperate from the trauma.
And of course, listen to your physician or chiropractor regarding your treatment. By not following instructions, you may do more damage to yourself than you already incurred from the accident.