This is the time of year for fender benders in the Aurora and Naperville area.  A lot can be going through your head after being rear ended.  The car is totaled, a stack of paperwork is on its way, and your neck is starting to get stiff and sore.  One of the biggest mistakes you can make following a motor vehicle accident is to sign a release form stating you received no injuries.  The majority of aches and pains from an accident will begin in the next 24-48 hours after your crash.  Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from the rapid backward and forward movements of the neck after a rear end accident.  It can cause muscle strains, ligament strains, muscle spasms, headaches, loss of range of motion in the neck, and even disc herniation in more severe cases.  Initial x-rays at the hospital initially after the accident may be negative but soft tissues injuries can arise and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.  Dr Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic successfully treats whiplash injuries using a combination of gentle manipulations, physical therapy modalities, soft tissue massage, and stretching techniques.  His treatment helps to restore movement back in the neck and get rid of the pain quickly so you can get back to your life.  If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing neck pain or discomfort call Dr Dolan at 630-236-3090 for a free consultation to see if chiropractic can help you.