After an accidental injury, the injured person, his or her family, doctors and co-workers naturally hope and expect that he or she will get better over time. “Time to heal” is what is needed, ideally. This is unfortunately not always that way an injury case plays out. A neck injury, for example, may get worse rather than better over time. It is not uncommon for a car accident victim or a worker injured by lifting heavy objects on the job to go home with ice packs and ibuprofen after a neck injury. Following common sense or doctor’s orders, he or she may rest up for a couple of days and before long, discover that a supposedly minor injury has become very disabling. More often than not people think they have a shoulder injury because the pain is in their shoulder when in fact it was a neck injury.A neck injury that is getting worse rather than better soon affects all areas of life. Soreness, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling in the arms and headaches can leave a person bedridden and unable to engage in otherwise normal activities such as:

  • Picking up children or any heavy object
  • Cleaning house
  • Doing yard work
  • Sitting at a desk doing work at a computer for very long
  • Engaging in work involving frequent movements
  • Turning one’s head as usual while driving

Doctors typically try to help relieve symptoms through noninvasive methods, including:

  • Mandatory rest
  • Painkilling medications
  • Prescribed physical therapy
  • Use of a neck brace

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    Surgery May Be Required, With A Long Recovery And Risking Further Complications

    Some cases do not respond to a conservative treatment approach. Doctors may conclude that surgery is the next best option. Recovering from neck surgery can be a very long process. In the meantime, life goes on and an injured person must find a way to compensate for lost income.

    A family must find ways to carry on without that person’s usual contributions for an extended period of time. It is not unusual for a neck injury victim to also suffer from depression during the hardest times of recovery and adaptation.

    Types Of Neck Injuries

    There are a wide range of injuries that can affect the neck after an accident, from muscle soreness to debilitating injuries to the spinal cord. This includes injuries such as:

    • Herniated or ruptured disks
    • Dislocated disks
    • Fractured disks
    • Compression fractures
    • Paraplegia, quadriplegia or incomplete para/quadriplegia
    • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
    • Injuries to the brachial plexus or nerves
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Nerve compression or pinched nerves

    No matter the specific type of injury you have after an accident, however, it is vital that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Soreness today may worsen over time, and you need to get the medical treatment so you can recover after your accident.

    Financial And Medical Compensation For Your Neck Injuries

    If you have suffered a neck injury in a car or truck accident or at work, consult with an attorney who understands what you need. At Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, Columbia South Carolina Attorney Ryan Montgomery pursues legal remedies designed to protect an injury victim’s family and health.

    Additionally, Mr. Montgomery is focused on getting his injured clients time to heal as well as resources to pay for necessary medical care. Coping with impairment and disability is likely to mean replacing a person’s lost income for as long as he or she is unable to perform his or her usual job or a suitable replacement job.

    If you were injured in an accident outside of work, Lexington, SC Work Injury Attorney Montgomery can pursue medical expenses, lost wages and damages for your pain and suffering through a personal injury action. If you were injured at work, he can help you get the benefits you need through workers’ compensation or pursue compensation through a third-party liability claim.

    Contact A Columbia Neck Injury Lawyer

    To schedule your free consultation with Columbia injury lawyer and Greenville neck injury lawyer Ryan Montgomery, call 864-406-3776. You may also contact him by email.

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