Health Tip: You May Have Sprained Your Neck12/08/10
(HealthDay News) -- If you tear a ligament that joins the seven
spinal bones in your neck to each other, it's considered a neck
sprain. It often occurs when the neck is stretched to an extreme
position during a motor vehicle accident or fall.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says possible signs
of this injury include:
- Pain, particularly the back of the neck, that worsens when you
- Pain that gets worse a day or two after the initial
- Pain and muscle spasms in the upper area of the shoulder.
- Pain in the back part of the head.
- Sore throat, trouble sleeping, feeling fatigued and irritable,
and having trouble concentrating.
- Numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation in the hand or
- Stiffness and difficulty moving the neck.
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