Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of dealing with your car at the mechanic or body shop, as well as the stress of handling the insurance claims and potentially missing work and other activities.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, be sure to make seeing your chiropractor a priority. A minor fender bender could become a major event and the trauma that comes from even low impact accidents could be significant. There could be underlying injuries that an initial minor stiff neck may be preventing you from uncovering. Many times the effects of car accidents are not realized for weeks, even months afterwards. Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems and this includes the physical damage that is often sustained from the trauma of a car accident. Make sure you get a full chiropractic examination as soon as you can after your accident, so you can begin your healing process.
Almost all auto insurance companies provide chiropractic, massage and acupuncture services, so you can get the immediate care that you need and want.