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Neck Injury

Alternate Names : C-Spine Injury, Neck Fracture, Neck Strain

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A neck injury is any injury to the soft tissue, bony, or nerve structures of the neck.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

The most common causes of neck injuries are motor vehicle accidents. Other causes include:

  • recreational and sports activities, especially contact sports such as football
  • bullet or stab wounds
  • direct trauma to the face
  • electrical injury
  • falling

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    Neck Injury: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01



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