Just like back injuries, neck injuries can lead to chronic pain issues, sleepless nights, loss of mobility and a host of other issues. Also, just like back injuries, neck injuries range in the level of severity from muscle strains to cervical spine injuries in the vertebrae that can lead to chronic life-long pain. One of the most common types of neck trauma sustained during vehicle accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement on the neck that can lead to severe muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, muscle spasms, sleep disorders and other nerve injuries.
The cervical spine, which is the upper region of vertebrae located in the neck and skull, is often where the most severe neck injuries take place. These vertebrae have the greatest range of motion and therefore make them most susceptible to whiplash injuries. Patients who suffer neck injuries in a trauma situation are immediately stabilized to avoid possible further damage to this region of the neck.
Neck injuries often require an extensive recovery process which can include bed rest, neck braces or cast as well as pain medications and extensive physical therapy to regain range of motion. Sometimes, disks must be fused, replaced or repaired. Regardless, neck injuries are a major cause of extensive downtime and loss of work, resulting in wage loss and emotional strain on the victim and family.
CUTLER RADER, P.L. strives for excellence and gives our clients the personal attention they deserve. We prepare every case for trial, and try cases as necessary. Have a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your neck injury case. Our firm works hard to provide outstanding legal representation to our clients and we understand the devastating personal and financial effects of a personal injury.
Remember you have rights that are spelled out under the law. If you have experienced a neck injury and want to know more about your rights please give us a call. All initial consultations are always free with no obligation. CUTLER RADER, P.L. can be reached at (954) 913-CASE (2273).
Common Types of Back Injuries:
- Disc Injuries
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Herniated Disk
- Pinched Nerve
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Sprains & Strains