Health Tip: A Sprain in the NeckLast Updated: February 10, 2012.
(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 injury.
- 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.