The most common ways to treat a neck injury include icing the affected area, a cervical collar, steroid injections, chiropractic treatment, massage, physical therapy, and, in severe cases, surgery.
Common surgeries after a severe neck injury include a halo to stabilize the neck, disc removal, vertebrae fusion, and the installation of metal plates or screws. In most cases, your medical team will consider all other options before moving to surgical options. Following the surgery, you may have to spend several days in the hospital and be required to wear a neck brace.
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Diagnosing Neck Injuries
Before creating a treatment plan, your medical team will work to understand the extent of your injuries and determine exactly what is causing your pain. For example, a broken vertebra, pinched nerve, torn ligament, torn muscle, etc.
Your medical team will use a variety of diagnostic tools, including an X-ray, CT scan, or an MRI, to diagnosis your neck injury and determine the best way to treat your neck injury.
Your age, health, and overall activity level may impact the most effective treatment option.
The Most Common Symptoms of Neck Injury
Neck injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, including repetitive motion, sports injuries, car accidents, slip and fall incidents, or work-related injuries. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, particularly after an accident, you should seek medical care to treat your neck injury:
- Severe neck pain.
- Muscle spasms.
- Limited range of head motion.
- Numbness or tingling.
- Pain that radiates down the arms, legs, or back.
The neck is a delicate are of the body, and injuries are not always present right away. If you sustained an injury or were involved in an accident or fall, you should seek medical care right away to ensure you receive the right care and help protect your legal rights if another party is responsible for your injuries.
If Your Neck Injury Was Caused by an Accident, Get Legal Help
If your neck injury is the result of a car accident, work incident, or slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to recover losses from the responsible party. The damages available after a neck injury will vary based on the details of your situation, but may include medical costs, lost pay, and pain and suffering damages.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is committed to helping neck injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. We offer responsive legal care designed to let you focus on what matters—getting better.
You have a limited amount of time to recover damages after a neck injury. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to explore all your legal options.