Nearly everyone in Aurora has woken up with a crick in his or her neck, but after some time, the neck pain subsides and he or she is able to resume normal activities. While this is just one variety of neck pain, there are many people living in the greater Denver area that live with neck pain on a daily basis, many of whom were injured by work activities. For people living with chronic neck pain, a few hours rest won’t be enough to relieve the pain.
In some of the worst cases, employees may be forced to take sick time or seek medical help. If a workplace injury caused the neck pain, the employee will likely be able to apply for workers’ compensation. These funds will likely be essential as the employee recovers from such medical interventions as surgery or immobilization. In addition, these benefits can also help cover the costs associated with these medical procedures.
Some of the signs and symptoms of chronic neck pain include numbness, difficulty swallowing, tender muscles, tingling, dizziness and, of course, sharp pains. These pains can also come from a variety of sources, from working on the computer for too long or from something falling on the neck.
If an employee sustains an on-the-job neck injury, he or she will first want to see a doctor. After determining what the neck injury may entail, including signs, symptoms and treatments, it may be beneficial to seek out a workers’ compensation attorney. By working closely with an attorney, an injured worker may be able to secure enough compensation to cover his or her costs until he or she is able to return to work.
Source: Cranford Chronicle, “Dr. Baremboym: Dealing with chronic neck pain,” Feb. 10, 2013
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