A Pain in the Neck Injuries

By Law Office of Timothy A. Hughes  Apr. 1, 2011 10:18a

Thousands of Americans suffer from acute neck pain every year as a result of a strain, overuse or an injury. However minor a neck injury may seem initially, pain associated with the neck should never be ignored or left untreated.

The first seven bones (vertebrae) in the cervical spine make up the neck, which runs from the base of the brain to just past the shoulder blades. Consistent or persistent neck pain, especially after an injury requires assessment and treatment, in order to prevent further, or permanent damage.

The spinal cord is the most delicate tissue inside the human body. Unlike lower back pain, untreated compression on the spinal cord or neck, can lead to irreversible damage.

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Neck

Much like a domino effect, when the neck sustains anatomical damage, this generally means that you will sustain damage to other parts of your neck as well. For instance, whiplash can lead to muscle strain, disc injuries and sprains to the ligaments. This occurs because the spinal cord is an intricate system of bones, joints, soft tissue and nerves that all work together in unison. If you have sustained an injury to the neck, you want to make sure that you seek medical treatment right away and afterwards, it would be wise of you to contact a  personal injury attorney  for legal assistance.

In most cases, neck injuries involve soft tissue; however, regardless of the severity of the neck injury, the muscles in the neck are affected. When muscle tissue tears, it leaves behind scar tissue, which is weaker, less elastic and more sensitive to pain. When it’s the ligaments or tendons that are severely overstretched or torn, they can take much longer to heal and may require intervention.

On the other hand, neck injuries that are sustained from car accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents or premises liability accidents, can cause damage to the cartilage and discs inside the neck. In the case of overuse injuries from work, repeated damage can extend healing, and extensive damage to the neck can require surgery.

Mobile Neck Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered from a  neck injury  as a result of a  car accident bicycle accident motorcycle accident , slip and fall, premises liability accident, or any other preventable accident, contact a Mobile neck injury attorney from the Law Office of Timothy A. Hughes  today.  

Contact a Mobile neck injury lawyer from our firm for an initial consultation.

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