Neck Injury Pain?
There are many injuries and ailments which can be extremely painful when they first occur but then heal relatively quickly to a point where any remaining pain is easily manageable, however this unfortunately is not often the case with neck injuries. When it comes to a neck injury, pain is still severe at the point of injury but can also remain with the victim for a significant period of time. In fact for some victims who suffer a neck injury pain can become chronic, meaning that it remains for longer than six months.
It is clear to see therefore, that this kind of neck injury pain would have a significant impact on the sufferer’s life and as such is something that would be likely to impact on the victim in a multitude of varied ways. With this in mind, as well as the knowledge that a neck injury could happen to anyone, it is important for people to fully understand the causes of neck injuries, potential symptoms of the complaint and the way in which a victim may be able to seek help in light of their injury.
What Can Cause A Neck Injury?
It is an unfortunate fact that neck injuries can have many diverse and varied causes, but all of these tend to involve some form of movement or impact which causes straining or spraining of the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck. Probably the best example of this comes with the case of the types of injuries commonly referred to as whiplash, which occur when a road traffic collision causes a person’s neck to be jolted forward and then jerked backwards by the action of their seatbelt. Despite being so easy to contract, neck injuries can however have some pretty serious secondary symptoms.
Potential Symptoms Of A Neck Injury
Beyond the obvious symptoms of neck pain and painful and reduced range of motion of the neck, neck injuries can also lead to some more unexpected secondary symptoms. These include muscular pain in other areas, most commonly the lower back or shoulders, persistent headaches, and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Therefore, the potential hardships suffered by a victim of a neck injury are clear, and it becomes obvious that these victims may need help to cope.
One way in which neck injury victims can seek help to deal with their ailment is through seeking personal injury compensation, which is possible if the injury was demonstrably somebody else’s fault. In these circumstances a victim’s best bet is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, personal injury specialists with more than 15 years’ worth of experience in their field. They are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown