A vehicular collision can put your body through a tremendous amount of strain. Any area can be impacted but one location that frequently suffers injuries is the neck.
Both major and minor injuries can cause severe discomfort, and the former can be life-altering. Outlined below are some of the more common neck injuries associated with car accidents.
Your vertebrae comprises a number of discs that are filled with fluid. These are intended to act as a protective layer. Unfortunately, a vehicular collision can damage these discs, resulting in them slipping, rupturing or herniating. Slipped discs in the neck can result in numbness and tingling down the neck and arms because of nerves being put under pressure by the herniated disc.
A neck fracture is among the most severe injuries that a person can suffer. The spine stretches through the back and neck, beginning at the base of the skull. A fracture to this section of the body can be extremely painful in itself and difficult to treat. However, if the spinal cord suffers damage, which is likely, the victim may suffer from either temporary or permanent paralysis.
If you have suffered a neck injury of any sort then it’s likely going to take a while for you to recover. In some cases, a full recovery might be out of the question. Either way, you deserve some compensation if your injuries were caused by negligence. Seek some legal guidance to find out what your options are.