In most cases it is best to go to the emergency room if your condition worsens within a couple of hours post accident. If your symptoms are not that severe, it may help to apply ice to injuries in order to minimize swelling and inflammation. Visit our office as soon as possible, and try not to physically exert yourself. Often, musculoskeletal pain doesn’t set in until days or even weeks after an accident. So get to your chiropractor’s office as soon as possible just to make sure you are informed if there is anything you can do to better facilitate the healing process.