Car accidents are most commonly associated with whiplash injuries although they are not the only cause. They are created by a sudden acceleration followed by an immediate deceleration. These injuries can have long lasting effects on an individual when not treated immediately. In these situations the joints are inflamed and the muscles are strained which leads to pain in the neck and upper back areas. Chiropractic care not only helps decrease pain in this situation, but also helps establish a solid foundation for the individual to fully restore the muscular strength that was present before the trauma.