Healing Time For Your Spine

Cervical spine injuries are very common in any whiplash or sports based injuries that occur that jar the head in a forward and backward motion within the skull. Cervical injuries and concussion have significant overlap in symptoms which makes it challenging to pinpoint the exact source of where these symptoms are coming from. In fact, more research is needed to determine an identifiable way for physicians to rule out concussion when diagnosing cervical injury.

According to a 2016 publication from the Journal of Athletic Training, some common symptoms of concussion and cervical injury include the following:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Blurred vision
  • Neck stiffness
  • Balance disturbances
  • Depression (concussion only)
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Memory deficits (concussion only)
  • Attention deficits
  • Decreased cervical range of motion
  • Decreased isometric neck strength

At the Morahan Center we do an extremely comprehensive evaluation to assess vision, motor, cognitive, and physical limitations inhibiting symptoms from resolving. If cervical spine injury is detected, basic neck range of motion exercises may be prescribed as part of a patient’s active recovery plan. In keeping the neck active and identifying these issues early on, the Morahan Center strives to get ahead of the symptom progression before they have an opportunity to worsen.

Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
RWJPE Sports Medicine New Jersey
186 County Road 520
Suite 3
Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 946-2100
RWJ Sports Physical Therapy at Princeton
743 Alexander Road
Suite 2
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 419-0455
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
RWJ Physical Therapy at Carteret
60 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008
(732) 969-8030
RWJ Physical Therapy at Scotch Plains
2120 Lamberts Mill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 389-5400
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
RWJ Physical Therapy at New Brunswick
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-0494
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes
200 South Orange Avenue
Suite 002, Lower Level, East Wing
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7913
RWJ Rehabilitation Lawrenceville
4152 Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 245-7420
Jersey City Medical Center Rehabilitation Services
100 Town Square Place
Suite 208
Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 915-2000

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