MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER EXPLAINS WHAT IS CERVICALGIA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHEDS LIGHT ON CERVICALGIA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT AND HOW IT IS TREATED.
WHAT IS CERVICALGIA?
After a motor vehicle accident that results in personal injury, the accident victim may suffer a number of different injuries. Some of the most common areas of the body which experience injury in minor car accidents are the following:
Firstly, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, strongly recommends that motor vehicle accident victims always seek medical care to evaluate any potential injuries, regardless of not experiencing an pain or discomfort. This is due to the fact that some internal injuries to the neck, shoulder, and back, may not manifest themselves immediately. One such area is the neck, where a common injury is called “cervicalgia”.
Cervicalgia is a medical term used to describe or label an injury to the neck area (cervical spine) or pain that comes from other factors such as poor posture. Cervicalgia can also represent loss of motion, flexibility, and strength of the muscles in the neck. The cervical spine is responsible for supporting the head and providing proper range of movement. Following a motor vehicle accident, most often those that involve head-on or rear-end collisions, the neck area is the most exposed to possible injury. A herniated disc after a motor vehicle accident may usually be a cause for cervicalgia.
Cervicalgia is generally used to describe neck pain which does not radiate to other parts of the upper body, such as the head, shoulders, or back. Cervicalgia is very common and will most probably affect anyone involved in some sort of physical activity, even sleeping with too many pillows. Though easily treatable through physical therapy treatment, cervicalgia will usually cause pain or discomfort to the sides or back of the neck. A herniated disc suffered a motor vehicle accident may also be the result of cervicalgia.
The most common symptoms of Cervicalgia may include the following:
- Persistent neck pain
- Pain resulting from movement of the neck
- Neck tension
- Neck stiffness
- Tenderness to palpitation
- Ringing in the ears
- And cardiovascular conditions in more severe cases
There are several ways of treating cervicalgia after a motor vehicle accident. However, the best alternative is to seek professional medical attention, and most preferably, through an MRI study of the cervical spine to rule-out herniated discs or any other injury to the neck area.
- Pain medication – OTC or prescription drugs may apply according to severity
- Physical therapy – The number of sessions depends on pain severity or the type of injury to the cervical spine.
- Wearing a neck brace – This reduces the pressure of the neck muscles to hold the head upright and limits movement.
- Holistic medicine – This can include yoga, medication, moderate use of Pilates, etc.
Any of the above mentioned types of treatment should always be accompanied by a professional medical evaluation. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm reminds motor vehicle accident victims that there is no better substitute for treating or determining cervicalgia than with a visit to a healthcare facility for professional medical care.
If you, a friend, or relative has suffered injury in an accident, do not hesitate to contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation on how to proceed with a possible insurance claim for compensation to cover medical expenses to treat cervicalgia or any other injuries, damages, or losses.
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