Common New York Neck Injuries
Neck injuries occur in whiplash situations during motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash is caused by sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid side to side or backward and forward movement of the head and neck.
Most symptoms of whiplash include headaches, neck pain, stiffness, dizziness, fatigue, weakness and pain in the arm, and back pain.
Severe neck injuries due to whiplash can cause depression, anger, anxiety, stress and sleep disturbance.
Whiplash is normally treated through range of motion exercises, physical therapy, and pain relief medication.
Other Neck Injuries
Other neck injuries include cervical herniation and disc bulges, cervical spinal stenosis, and vascular pain.
Neck injuries can also occur to the muscles. A strained neck or spasms of the neck muscles can cause immense pain. Sprains or strains also effect other parts of the body, such as the upper arm, shoulder and back.
If you suffer from a neck injury, it is important to treat your injuries. During a motor vehicle accident, make sure to tell the police officer if you are experiencing neck pain. Go to a hospital for x-rays. See a doctor or physical therapist to help improve your range of motion. Document the limitations on your normal day to day activities. We will help you obtain a settlement or compensation for your neck injuries.