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A neck injury refers to any type of trauma or damage to the structures in and around the neck, including the:
Dignity Health Central California doctors work closely with our emergency and orthopedic departments to deliver world-class care for all types of injuries and chronic conditions. If you or someone you know has a neck injury in Central California, we can help.
If you need to go to the ER, use our InQuicker online tool to select your estimated hospital arrival time and wait at home until your time to be seen.
You should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for a neck injury with these symptoms:
The symptoms of a neck injury may appear quickly or gradually, and may include:
Initial treatment for a neck injury may include rest and icing the affected area. If the injury is mild but causes discomfort, your doctor may recommend medicine for pain and inflammation, along with physical therapy. For more severe neck injuries, bracing or surgery may be required.
In the event of a severe neck injury, call 911 and follow these first aid steps:
For information about how to prevent a head injury, Find a Doctor online at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California provides reliable emergency services to treat a neck injury in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.