Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. It often takes several days to feel the aches and pains from an accident. After the initial shock is over, there might only be some minor soreness. Depending on how serious the accident is. Over the next few days or weeks, your symptoms might change for the better, or worse. "I thought the pain would go away" is a common sentence heard in my office after accidents.
There could be a number of underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck or back are not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that come from them could be significant. Your car does not have to be demolished or flip over for you to sustain an injury. It
has been shown in studies that many auto accidents at low speeds can still cause significant injuries. You need to let a Doctor trained in treating auto accidents determine the extent of your injuries.
There are several factors that are important in evaluating for an auto injury, and a thorough examination is important to determine if there is a significant injury or a minor injury.
Don't gamble with your health. Finding out right away that there is nothing wrong is much better is finding out later that there definitely IS something wrong.