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Neck Injuries in an Auto Accident

Neck injuries in an auto accident are often more serious than they seem at first. In fact, it’s fairly common for neck injuries to start causing pain a few days or even a few weeks after a traumatic car accident. We’ve all heard of whiplash, but do you know there are several other auto accident neck injuries that often show up after car crashes—it’s not just whiplash—and that they can be extremely serious and incredibly painful.

All car accidents even minor ones can result in whiplash due to the force your body endures and whilst your spine is usually pretty tough, it’s very easy to injure it, especially when you’re rear-ended or have a head-on collision. Some of the more common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Tinnitus- a ringing in the ears that doesn’t go away
  • Headaches
  • Back, arm, jaw, and shoulder pain

There are several other long-term effects of whiplash too so if you suspect that you have this type of injury, we’d always recommend seeing a medical professional right away.

The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and InjuryLaw Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients with neck injuries in an auto accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

Other Types of Neck Injuries in an Auto Accident

Neck and spine injuries are the most common after accidents as your head is a heavier weight at the top of your thin, flexible spine and when you’re forced around at speed, the damage is easy to do. Your head can weigh anywhere between 7 and 11 pounds and combining that weight with the force of a sudden stop and you have a perfect recipe for all kinds of neck injuries, including:

Neck strain. The muscles in your neck become stretched or torn during an accident. This injury is the same as “pulling” a muscle when you’re working out or become injured.

Neck sprain. The ligaments in your neck can stretch too far or tear. 

Herniated discs. Pressure on the discs of your spine can cause them to rupture. They’re filled with a substance that provides insulation and when they rupture, the substance comes out and causes pain, numbness, and weakness.

Pinched nerves. Bone spurs, fragments of ruptured discs, and other internal debris can touch the nerves that run along your spine, causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling.

Studies have shown that the sooner you receive treatment and begin rehabilitative exercises, the more likely you are to make a full recovery so if you’ve sustained a neck injury as a result of a car accident, don’t wait to get treatment. 

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we always advise our clients to keep copies of all their medical records so if you need to file a lawsuit, you can be compensated for your medical costs.

Auto Accident Neck Injuries Specialists Near You

After you seek medical attention from a doctor, there are many ways to facilitate your recovery.  

You can go to a chiropractor who is familiar with car accident injuries.  

Axis Spine and Sport in Tempe 

Arizona Pain Specialists 

SW Spine and Rehab in Mesa 

Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine 

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a month ago

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a year ago

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a year ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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