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Our expert doctors at Dignity Health Southern California can promptly diagnose your neck injury symptoms. Neck injuries, including whiplash, can occur after car accidents, sports injuries, shallow water diving, physical assault, and falls.
A neck injury can involve trauma to any of the following parts of the neck:
For severe trauma to the neck, dial 911 for immediate medical attention.
For injuries that are not life threatening, use our online waiting tool, InQuicker, to select an estimated arrival time to our emergency room or urgent care centers for neck pain in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and in Inland Empire cities, San Bernardino, Fontana, and Highland.
Symptoms of a neck injury can appear immediately or they can develop later. It’s important to be aware of symptoms related to a traumatic injury to the neck, which include:
Call 911 if the following symptoms occur after a neck injury:
After calling 911, never move the injured person unless it’s absolutely necessary. Help the victim remain still and hold the head in the position that you found until medical help arrives. Never pick up a child, remove a helmet, or try to straighten the neck of a person with a neck injury. Remain monitoring the injured person’s breathing and pulse. If necessary, begin and continue CPR until medical help arrives.
Emergency services at Dignity Health Southern California are prepared to care for a serious or nonlife-threatening neck injury in California.