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A 43-year-old member asked:

can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Maybe: Although its possible it really depends how severe your injury was. It's unlikely a minor sprain or strain would result in significant pain years later, but if you developed a disc herniation with radicular pain, and never had it treated, it might be possible.
Dr. Jayarathne Kottage
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 29 years experience
Not realy: If it is a significantinjury you will notice symptoms right away& seek help without delay.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
First: File a 1st report of injury/illness with your employer. Once they inform their insurance carrier, a claim # & adjuster will be assigned your case. If you did or did not go to an er, you now must select a treating doctor who accepts worker's compensation patients. Following an evaluation, treatment for your injury will proceed. You may need an attorney to assist you in a third party suit.

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