Managing Neck Pain After a Car Accident

by | Jun 26, 2023 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

In car accidents, the neck is particularly vulnerable to injury. It’s highly flexible and has a broad range of motion in many directions, making it a key source of pain for many auto accident victims. In fact, whiplash, one of the most common car accident injuries, can lead to lasting pain and stiffness in the neck. 

Thankfully, there are many non-invasive strategies to manage neck pain after a car accident, including:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care focuses on improving the alignment of the spine to alleviate pain and inflammation throughout the body. For injuries like whiplash, which occurs when the neck is rapidly thrown back and forth, a chiropractor can gently improve the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the injured tissue through manual adjustments.

Over time, this non-invasive, drug-free treatment can dramatically improve your pain levels and range of motion. Your chiropractor can also help you adopt healthy lifestyle habits to support your car accident recovery.


Acupuncture is a holistic treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting small needles into acupuncture points on the body. This process stimulates the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals and alleviates tension in the treatment area. For patients with neck pain and stiffness after a car accident, acupuncture can provide relief and rebalance the body to prevent future pain, as injuries like whiplash have a way of coming back without proper treatment. 

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can effectively reduce pain and muscle tension from soft tissue injuries in the neck after an auto accident. This therapy boosts circulation to the injured area, promotes the release of “feel good” neurotransmitters, and relaxes tense muscles. Together, these benefits prime your body for a successful recovery. 

At the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center, we offer an extensive range of therapies to help patients recover from auto accident injuries. Schedule an appointment today to get started!