Health Tip: A Sprain in the Neck
(HealthDay News) -- A sudden impact from a car crash or a bad
fall can lead to a neck sprain.
If you have any of these symptoms mentioned by the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, you should visit your doctor:
- Neck pain, particularly pain at the back of the neck, that
worsens when you move.
- Pain in the neck that becomes worse about a day after an
- Pain and muscle spasms in the upper area of the shoulder.
- A headache that affects the back of the head.
- A sore throat, feeling tired and irritable, or having trouble
sleeping and concentrating.
- Numb sensation in the hand or arm, or a tingling sensation or
weak feeling affecting the arms.
- Limited range of motion or stiffness in the neck.
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