The most common neck injury symptoms include muscle tightness, spasms, decreased range of motion, a headache, and pain that that gets worse when holding your head in one place for an extended time, such as while driving.
If you have these symptoms, particularly after a vehicle accident or fall, you should seek medical care to ensure you have not suffered a severe neck injury.
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When to Call a Doctor After a Neck Injury
You should seek medical care anytime you sustain injuries due to a fall, accident, or a situation where someone else may be responsible for your injuries.
Symptoms of a neck injury may not present right away, or you may think an injury is minor when, in fact, your injuries are severe. Failure to get timely treatment can impact your ability to hold the responsible party liable.
Mayo Clinic suggests seeking medical care right away if you suffer from the following symptoms:
- Severe pain
- Pain persists for several days
- Pain or numbness that spreads down the arm or legs
- Neck pain accompanied by a headache, tingling, or weakness
Neck pain symptoms may not present as serious in the hours after an injury. For this reason, it is critical to get checked out by a medical professional right away.
Common Treatment Options After a Neck Injury
The right course of treatment will depend on the root cause of your neck pain. Common causes of neck problems and injuries include whiplash, muscle strain, torn ligaments, broken vertebra, and nerve compression.
Depending on the severity of your neck injuries, your medical team may suggest the following treatment options:
- First-aid measures
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
Treatment options may depend on your age, health, level of mobility, and the severity of the injury. Your medical team will consider all these options when designing a treatment plan for symptoms of a neck injury.
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Suffering from a neck injury can impact every aspect of your life. You may struggle to do daily tasks, suffer from debilitating pain, and wonder if life will ever be the same again. If you suffered a neck injury due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions, we can help.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is dedicated to helping neck injury victims get the treatment they need and the legal help they deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We can discuss your injuries and explain your legal options. Let us take care of the legal case so you can focus on getting better.
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