Most people have experienced neck pain at least once or twice in their lives. Just living, working,and playing takes a toll on the body, and if you’re in a car accident,a neck injury is one of the most common occurrences. But, how do you know when an injury is serious?
Here are signs and symptoms that you should seek medical attention for your neck injury.
Extreme Pressure, Tingling, and Spreading Pain
Extreme pressure in the neck, head, or back can be a sign or symptom of spinal cord injury, and if you’re feeling that, you should seek medical help immediately. Additionally, if you have paralysis or weakness in any part of your body, that is another sign that you should seek medical help. Other serious signs include the following:
- Uncoordinated movements
- Trouble walking
- Loss of feeling in extremities
- Loss of bowel or bladder control