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Classifications For Neck Injuries


Sometimes referred to as whiplash, traumatic neck injuries are a common physical injury following a vehicular accident or sporting accident. Injuries can be significant when a person’s upper body sustains an impact and the individual’s head is moved forcibly backward in response. Car accident whiplash is often connected to rear end collisions. For example, if you were waiting for a light to change to green and were hit with a lot of force from behind, causing your body to whip in an unnatural manner.

According to one report, over 80% of whiplash injuries reported are a result of vehicular crashes. Traumatic neck injuries can lead to expensive medical care, the need to take a lot of time off of work, and emotional suffering. When injuries are severe, disability could be part of a claim. Talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney to have the worth of your claim assessed.

Ligaments, Tendons, and Chronic Pain

Made up of different parts, it is possible for the ligaments, tendons, or bones of the neck to be hurt by the force of a car accident. Thick tissue that connects bone to bone, ligaments stabilize the neck and head. When ligaments are harmed, instability is possible and surgery may be required. Another type of connective tissue that is essential for stability are tendons, tissues that connect bone to muscle. Tendons need to be repaired to restore full motion and reduce head and neck pain. All of these surgeries can lead to high medical fees.

Also, accident injury harm can interfere with daily living. Whiplash injury victims report the following symptoms:

  • Chronic pain
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Soreness and strain
  • Tinnitus

Tinnitus is when a person hears a sound that isn’t due to noise, it is occurring in the person’s head and could be registered as clicking, buzzing, hissing, or ringing. Treatments vary, depending on the patient and other symptoms they are experiencing. For some tinnitus sufferers hearing aids and medications are helpful, others turn to counseling and learn techniques to manage symptoms.

Not all neck injuries are the same, severity and onset ranges depending on the unique situation. Some understand they are hurt immediately, when pain is acute and immediate, but others do not know they are injured until several days later, for instance.

Often neck injuries are classified in the following ways:

  • No neck complaint, no signs of injury.
  • No physical indicators but stiffness and tenderness experienced.
  • Signs of reduced motion and tenderness in the injured area.
  • Shifts in reflexes, loss of strength and sensations, plus neck complaints.
  • Neck complaints and evidence of dislocation or broken bone.

Once you have a traumatic neck injury diagnosis and treatment plan in place, talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney about your competition options.

Are you ready to discuss your neck injury with a lawyer? Reach out to the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. With extensive experience working on whiplash claims, our attorneys have successfully secured financial recovery for numerous accident victims. To get started, call 215-968-6602.

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