Unfortunately, too many people mistakenly believe that neck injuries are insignificant. Whiplash injuries can be very dangerous, despite what you may have heard about them being less severe than other types of injuries. Consider it like this: One of the most important and most susceptible regions of your body is your neck. Aside from bones, there are arteries, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The top of the neck is where the spine enters the neck and travels directly to the brain.
The truth is that a neck injury can have an impact on the entire body. It may affect someone’s range of motion, quality of life, and capacity for employment. It may result in chronic pain. We strongly advise getting in touch with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker if you have been hurt in an accident and have sustained any kind of neck damage, from whiplash to a spinal cord injury, to learn more about your legal options. For a free legal consultation, contact us at 800-333-0000.
Some of the most typical neck injuries
Let’s start by talking about some of the most typical neck injuries. The most frequent ones include pinched nerves, whiplash, herniated discs, and neck sprains. All of these can be very painful and have long-lasting repercussions. A broken neck, paralysis, spinal cord damage, limb disability, eyesight loss, stroke, hearing loss, arterial dissection, or Horner’s syndrome are among the more severe neck injuries that can have a lifetime impact.
Pay attention to these indications of a neck injury
Since neck injuries frequently develop gradually, they can be challenging to identify. It might also be simple to see signs yet think that an injury is mild when it really is significant. The most typical signs of a neck injury that should have you running to the doctor are neck pain, a restricted range of motion in the arms, neck, or shoulders, pain in the upper body (shoulders, lower back, arms, hands, or upper back), headache, a sudden weakness in the arms or hands, and neck muscle spasms.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be dealing with a significant medical emergency: abrupt numbness and/or weakness on one side of the body Sagging eyelids or facial features, one pupil that is larger than the other, trouble moving your hands, arms, or legs, unsteady speech, an unexpectedly bad headache, hazy vision, abrupt, severe pain in the vicinity of the neck, and/or a sense of doom.
These are a few of the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, both of which can be brought on by a neck injury. We advise you to seek quick medical attention if you experience them.
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are standing by to help you if you have suffered a neck injury or any other type of injury in a car accident. Contact us at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation today.