Neck Pain after an Auto Accident

Neck injuries or whiplash can be troublesome and painful; especially after an auto accident in which whiplash is the most common injury occurred by rear end collisions.

Depending on the brutality of the injury, neck pain or whiplash can cause the following symptoms: Dizziness, fatigue, pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in the legs and arms, sleeplessness and headaches. Some or all of these symptoms may take weeks or even months before presenting themselves. Whiplash syndrome can source all these symptoms to remain for months.

But there are ways of treating neck pain after an auto accident. Following are easy and self-care steps can help speed up your recovery.

See Your Doctor

After any auto accident, it's always finest to see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor may well suggest using a neck brace (called a Cervical Collar) for 2 to 3 weeks along with pain medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants until the pain recedes away. You can consult Auto Accident Doctor in Palm Beach Gardens  for the early recovery from the neck pain.

Cold Therapy

Applying ice (either a bag of ice cubes or even a bag of frozen food) with a towel amongst the skin and the frozen item, to the neck for the first 24 hours will diminish inflammation. Try ice at 20-minute intervals while lying on one's side.