Neck Pain Treatment

Neck pain treatment after a car accident is intended to get you out of pain fast. When you are in pain after a car accident, you just have to stop and notice that right now, life is about you, you need to take care of yourself and get treated. The trouble is, what should you do?

If you are like many of us you may not even realize yet that you are injured. Oddly it can take as long as 10 days even up to 2 weeks before pain sets in. And, when the pain arrives you might not believe its even related to the car accident.

It's a myth that if you are injured in a car accident, you will have pain immediately after the auto accident.

The tips below start with taking care of yourself at home, a few things you can do right now to get out of pain. If you need neck pain relief right now, start with towel therapy, (first remedy below) then come back and read the rest of the section, your neck will be supported and you will be able to more fully concentrate...go on, I will wait...

Ready? Ok, here is my road map of tips and techniques to getting you out of pain fast:

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Neck Pain Treatment: Home Remedies

Here are a few things you can do right now to help with the pain while you are at work, or at home.


  • Towel Therapy - Roll a bath towel, place around your neck like a scarf, use to support the weight of your head and relieve the pain in your neck muscles, can often reduce a headache after a car accident. (cross the long ends of the towel over each other so your neck is fully supported)
  • ICE - Use soft or crushed ice, frozen peas or corn work well for this. Place a warm damp washcloth on your skin (skin feels the warmth from the cloth, the ice penetrates right through it) and place ice over it. Leave for no more than 15 minutes.
  • Hot Epsom salt bath - Epsom salts take away some of the pain and restrictions of muscle pain
  • Rest - Just plain rest, no magic, lie down. Put your knees on a small pillow. Put a small pillow under your neck or a rolled up towel under your neck. Let your muscles rest, great for pain relief at home.
  • Arnica - Rub arnica gel where it hurts

Neck Pain Treatment: Massage Therapy

Who hasn't reached up at the end of a long day and massaged their own shoulders? Massaging sore muscles is a natural way to relieve pain and we do it for ourselves naturally all the time.

After a car accident, neck pain treatment with massage therapy is one of the fastest ways to get rid of the pain. Its fast. It feels wonderful immediately. And it works short term and long term. You might think of massage first as a relaxation or spa event. The idea that massage has a treatment element to it, may be a new idea to you.

Receiving massage after a car accident is the Number One, fastest treatment for pain relief.

It may seem strange or even scary to imagine lying down on a table and having a therapist work on your muscles. If you have no experience with massage, please check out this page about what to expect from a massage, it will answer most of your questions and should help you feel a little more comfortable before scheduling your first appointment.

Massage therapy is a proven, centuries old treatment which is used by athletes, Olympians, and injured patients worldwide. No gimics, no gizmos, just hands on treatment for neck pain relief, and it works!

The technical: massage therapy reduces inflammation, which causes pain. Massage helps your muscles begin healing and helps them to move more freely, less stiffly. And massage reduces scar tissue which can cause restrictions and pain.

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Michelle was just in a car accident. 3/28/2013

I will be writing about my experience in real time, read along, or check in now and again. I will be posting about my pain treatments, and you can send questions about your own accident at any time for me to include.

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