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 one’s head and headaches. The neck injury could be severe, which is common indicated by pain then 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 your 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.