Auto Accidents can be traumatic on multiple levels, the fortunate part is that you survived it.  After the accident most people are taken to the hospital, an x-ray is taken and pain medication is administered.  Temporarily it works but long term it can have detrimental effects.  The neck pain a person experiences could be a case of whiplash.   Whiplash, an injury that causes, strain on the ligaments of the neck is not something emergency room procedures concern themselves with.  If there is nothing broken and you are not bleeding, you are released.

It is important for you to see a chiropractor shortly after an accident, this allows for the swiftest recovery from a whiplash injury.  How do you know if you have whiplash? Pain, swelling in the neck, pain in the shoulders and upper back are all signs of whiplash. Left alone, the symptoms of whiplash can develop into more serious problems that could major effects on your health.