Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Neck injuries

1-minute read

Follow the links below to find our information partners' articles about neck injuries.

Learn more here about the development and quality assurance of healthdirect content.

Last reviewed: April 2020


Back To Top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Neck pain - Better Health Channel

Treatments like physiotherapy, osteopathy or remedial massage can generally help neck and shoulder pain.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Head and spinal injuries first aid - Better Health Channel

Head injuries can be serious and require urgent medical attention. A hard blow to the head from a fall, knock or assault can injure the brain, even when there are no visible signs of trauma to the scalp or face. Symptoms of serious head injury include wounds, altered consciousness, clear fluid leaking from the eyes or nose, black eyes or bruises behind the ears, vision changes, nausea and vomiting.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Consumer resources

RECOVER Injury Research Centre has developed a number of resources to assist people who have been injured in road traffic crashes.

Read more on RECOVER Injury Research Centre website

Spinal and neck injury

First aid fact sheet

Read more on St John Ambulance Australia website

Traumatic Vascular Injury - Head & Neck - InsideRadiology

InsideRadiology provides free and easily accessible, accurate, up to date and credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures.

Read more on InsideRadiology website

Neck — Arthritis Australia

Neck pain is pain that is felt in the upper part of the spine

Read more on Arthritis Australia website

Neck Pain - Pain Conditions - painHEALTH

Learn about neck pain as a musculoskeletal pain condition to identify how you can approach neck pain in your co-management treatment plan

Read more on painHEALTH website

ACD A-Z of Skin - Spider Naevi

Spider naevi are prominent blood vessels affecting up to 10% of the population. They usually occur as single or multiple blood vessels on the face, chest and neck areas.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Thyroid Nodules - Hormones Australia

Thyroid nodules are lumps on the thyroid gland, which is located at the base of the neck. Nodules in the thyroid are quite common, and often discovered by MRI or x-ray during other medical tests.

Read more on Hormones Australia website

Head injuries and concussion - Better Health Channel

There is no specific treatment for mild head injury other than plenty of rest, and not overdoing things.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo