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What are some signs of a serious neck injury?

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Some signs of a serious neck injury:

If you have taken a hard hit or fallen, seek emergency medical help right away. An X-ray, MRI, or CT scan may be needed to pinpoint the cause of the problem in the nerves, bones, and tissues of your neck.

  • Pain that doesn't go away or is severe
  • Shooting pain in your arms or legs
  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Trouble controlling your bladder or bowels

SOURCES:

Makofsky, H.W., , SLACK Incorporated, 2003.  Spinal Manual Therapy: An introduction to soft tissue mobilization, spinal manipulation, therapeutic and home exercises

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic.

American Association of Neurologic Surgeons.

Centers for Disease Control. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Makofsky, H.W., , SLACK Incorporated, 2003.  Spinal Manual Therapy: An introduction to soft tissue mobilization, spinal manipulation, therapeutic and home exercises

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic.

American Association of Neurologic Surgeons.

Centers for Disease Control. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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