While we try to avoid being involved in accidents, there is only so much one can do. Whether it is an automobile accident, a workplace incident, a slip-and-fall or a defective product, individuals could suffer serious harms in a wide variety of accidents. When individuals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are harmed in an accident, he or she might be left living with a serious and debilitating injury. In some cases, the injury is so severe that one is no longer able to return to their normal life and maintain employment.
For many, neck pain is a common complaint following an accident. In fact, it is an issue for many in general. While this is often because of muscles being strained or poor posture, it could also be due to osteoarthritis or a neck injury suffered in an accident.
A neck injury could cause various symptoms. This includes pain that is worsened when holding one's had in one place for a long period of time, muscle tightness and spasms, decreased ability to more one's head and headaches. The neck injury could be severe, which is common indicated by pain the spreads down to the arms and legs, is accompanied by a headache, numbness, weakness or tingling.
Whether it is because of whiplash or other trauma to the neck, a neck injury impacts the spinal cord. If severe enough, this injury could progress into one that impacts more than the neck. Even with treatment, this injury could impact an accident victim for quite some time.
In matters where this accident injury has become disabling, it is important to consider you rights and options. This could mean applying for Social Security disability benefits. While these benefits cannot undo the harm caused by the injury, these finances could help address the financial hardships caused by a disabling injury.