The Impact of Cervical Region Injuries

The Impact of Cervical Region Injuries

After an accident, many of our clients complain of neck or upper back injuries commonly known as the cervical region. The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae or bones that attach to the back of the skull and travel down to the thoracic spine region. Between these bones are discs or cushions that were made to absorb normal shock, shock of everyday life, jumping, running, walking, bending, but not shock of a traumatic incident.  Muscles and ligaments run up and down the cervical spine and crisscross and there are nerve roots that come from the spinal cord and travel through these cervical bones.  All these areas can be injured in an accident.

Yes, muscles were designed to absorb force but not the force of an automobile accident.  The force is so great and so quick, the snapping forward and back of the head or to the side, that it’ll cause injuries to the muscles and ligaments in the neck.  The bones can be fractured, a fracture of the vertebral bodies, an injury to the spinal cord, an injury to the disc, they can be herniated, or injuries to the nerve roots or nerve fibers.

All these things can happen as a result of a significant automobile accident.  So I highly recommend you consult with a physician if you have any complaints of neck pain.  And if you need an auto accident attorney, please contact my office.  My name is Chuck Philips and I practice in New Port Richey, Florida.