Car accidents can be very scary. Once you are in a car accident, it is important to know what to do. Many people dismiss going to the Doctor, as they feel everything will be fine or return back to normal. Many people do not experience any symptoms until maybe 2-3 days later, others experience symptoms shortly after. Getting evaluated for your injuries is very important. People who are already have problems with joint pain are susceptible to aggravation of their condition. Aggravation of the condition can include worsening, enhancement, or further disruption of the original condition. Aggravation of your previous condition can further increase your chances of long term affects on the area injured. You should seek care immediately, the clock is running. The body attempts to stabilize the injured area(s) and wants to create a splint to the joint. This can lead to symptoms of decrease mobility, stiffness, muscle spasms, tingling and numbness, headaches, shoulder pain , and disruption on the mechanics of the spine and the extremities. Chiropractors are trained to help with conditions of the spine and the extremity to help fix the mechanical issues that exist in the body after the injury. Many people suffer sprain/strains of the spine and the extremities. Sprain/strains means that the muscle, tendons, and ligaments are stretched beyond their capacity. This can lead to inflammation and pain. Therapy is required to help a sprain/strain. Since the sprain/strain affects the muscles, muscles have memory and have a tendency to continue doing what they are trained to do, again if the mechanics are disrupted the body can function improperly. Thus normal activities can become problematic and painful.