There are a variety of circumstances that can result in a neck fracture. They can range from a motor vehicle accident to a fall from height at your place of employment.
Should you suspect a neck fracture or any other type of injury to this region of your body, it’s critical to receive immediate medical care. Neglecting to do so could result in the worsening of your condition.
Signs of a broken neck
Here are the most common signs and symptoms associated with a neck fracture:
- Paralysis of the arms and/or legs
- Neck pain (not always severe)
- Neck stiffness
- Bruising and swelling in the area
- Pain that radiates from the neck, into the arms and/or shoulders
- Loss of sensation in the body, arms and/or legs
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle weakness
There’s no way to understand the severity of a neck injury like a fracture until you seek medical attention. Your doctor will immediately examine you and then order X-rays and potentially other tests to better understand your injury.
A neck fracture isn’t always a life-altering injury — but there are times when it is. If you have concerns about an injury to this part of your body, put your health and well-being above everything else.
A neck fracture has the potential to change the way you live, work and enjoy yourself. Therefore, if you or a loved one finds yourself dealing this type of injury, you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to assist you. Our legal team is available to help you every step of the way, thus ensuring that you receive the compensation you need and deserve.