Should I see a doctor about my neck pain?
Neck pain which only lasts for a day or two will usually be the result of unusual activity which has strained your neck, and doesn’t require any treatment. Some people will also avoid seeing a doctor even after something like a whiplash injury in Cockerham if they feel that the pain isn’t too bad, and is wearing off as time goes by.
You should generally go to see a doctor about any type of pain which is severe, or persistent, as it may be a sign of something else which requires treatment. However, if you don’t want to see a doctor, then look out for these signs and symptoms so that you can be sure whether you require treatment or not.
- If the pain is severe. There is no point sitting on an injury and hoping that it will get better if you are in severe pain. Serious pain is your body’s way of telling you that it requires treatment and help to get back to normal, and ignoring this type of pain is likely to make your injury worse rather than better.
- If the pain spreads. If you have moderate or mild pain, but the pain seems to be spreading to your shoulders or back then it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible. This is because you may have a spinal injury, which can eventually lead to paralysis or other serious conditions if not taken care of soon enough.
- If you feel feverish. If you begin to feel feverish or unwell after any type of injury, especially a neck or back injury, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
- If you have tingling or numbness in your limbs. This sensation often points to a spinal cord injury which is unlikely to heal on its own and can actually get much worse and cause further problems.
When you have sustained a whiplash injury in Cockerham
Even if your whiplash injury in Cockerham does not feel too serious or painful, you should always head to a doctor if you feel that the accident was the fault of someone else, and you want to make a compensation claim.
You will not be able to make a successful compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Cockerham if you don’t see a doctor, as you need medical proof of your injury for your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Find out more about compensation claims by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speaking to the team about your accident and why you feel that it was the fault of the other driver.
The team at the helpline are there to offer you advice and support and can pass you over to our dedicated injury lawyers who can make a claim on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.