Dealing with a twisted or locked neck
Not all neck injuries are the result of a whiplash injury in Colbost or a sports injury. In some cases you may simply wake up one morning and find that your neck is twisted or locked and you have to decide how to go about treating your neck problem so that you can go about your day to day life.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Colbost or another type of neck injury in the past, you may be more likely to suffer from a twisted or locked neck in the future.
However, this may not be a direct symptom of the whiplash injury in Colbost and thus should not be treated in the same way.
What is a locked neck?
A locked neck will be when your neck suddenly freezes and you lose your range of mobility in your neck. This means that you may find it difficult to move your head forwards and backwards, side to side or all of the above.
This can make it difficult for you to go about your everyday life, work and do household chores, and this can be distressing. On top of this, if you don’t know what caused it you may not know how long it will take to heal or what you should do.
Can I get compensation for a whiplash injury in Colbost or a locked neck?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your whiplash injury in Colbost, or a locked neck, you may be able to claim compensation for any time you have to take off work, or the pain you have found yourself in.
If the pain and locking of the neck is the result of an accident, then you absolutely should consider claiming compensation for your injury, and should call: Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about dealing with this situation and finding a decent injury lawyer to represent you.
What can cause a twisted or locked neck?
There are many outside factors which can cause this type of injury. Perhaps you have had an accident in the past which has weakened your neck, and a period of activity has brought up this symptom.
In other cases you may have slept in an awkward position which has frozen the muscles and tendons in place. Being stuck in a cold draught for a long time can cause this type of pain and neck injury, and even just getting older can bring about this problem.
Should I see my GP?
It is really a judgement call as to whether you want to see a doctor about this problem or not. If you feel that the problem has started to ease up as the day has gone on, and you are not in severe pain, then you may want to wait it out and simply use heat pads to ease the tension. If the pain persists, or is very bad, you should make an emergency appointment with your doctor.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown