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A Neck Injury is Traumatic
Blunt forces can traumatize one of the most important regions of the human body – the neck. Such trauma can grievously impact the discs in the cervical region, muscles & ligaments, the cervical spine in the neck region. Neck injury victims may suffer damage to nerves or soft tissue in the region. They may even suffer spinal injuries due to the impact. The adjacent joints, bones, muscles, and the jaw may also suffer serious damages when the neck is injured.
Symptoms of a Neck Injury
Victims may experience sprain, numbness, discomfort, pain, and ill effects of injuries in many ways. Symptoms may surface immediately or may take as much as 24 to 48 hours. Administration of certain chemicals such as pain-blockers or release of endorphin & adrenaline in the blood stream can mask the pain symptoms for some time.
Neck injury related pain can manifest as:
- Strained, stiff, and hurting neck muscles
- Muscle spasms or pain in the neck or arms
- Dizziness, nausea, and headache
The cervical spine receives more impact in a neck injury. If you or your loved one has suffered a neck injury in an accident due to third party negligence, do not hesitate to call our New York City neck injury lawyers to file a personal injury claim.
How the Cervical Spine Functions?
The seven vertebral bones in the neck that constitute the cervical spine, suffer extensive damages in a trauma to the neck. The discs that are present in between the cervical bones suffer damage leading to pain, trauma, and restricted mobility. These discs are shock absorbing in nature and provide the right cushioning when a person sits, stands, or moves.
The cervical spine is also walled by tendons, ligaments, soft tissues, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. C1 and C2 are the cervical discs that help the neck in rotation. This area of the spinal region carries the weight of the head. The weight of the head, besides a blunt force trauma can crush or injure the cervical spine in an accident.
Pain Due to Pinched Nerve
A person experiences sensation in the arms due to the presence of the cervical spine nerve that radiates from the neck region. When this nerve is damaged or “pinched” in an accident, the condition is known as Cervical Radiculopathy. This condition may cause numbness, pain, and weakness of the muscles in the nerve path.
What is Whiplash?
Ligaments and tendons in the neck are traumatized in a sudden impact that causes whiplash. Such injuries are common in slip & fall, automobile accidents, and contact sports. Whiplash requires medication and immobilization for complete recovery. This may affect a person’s daily life, sports & leisure activities, automobile driving ability, and the profession as well.
A Law Firm that Knows How to Win
A serious neck injury can hurt a victim’s life in many ways. The victim may lose the capacity to earn, suffer irreparable damages, bear huge medical expenses, experience enormous pain & agony and lose happiness due to someone’s negligence. Call our New York City neck injury lawyers Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) for legal remedy.
You need not lose your sleep & peace anymore. Our lawyers can fight the insurance companies and get you the best compensation that you deserve. Let them help straighten out your finances and increase the size of your bank account. Call 212 697 9280 now. Are bill collectors knocking at the door? If you have a case, RMFW will help get your life back on track.