Symptoms to check

Click the plus sign to see a list of problems that could be a sign you may need to be checked urgently

When to get immediate medical advice

You should contact a GP or NHS 111 immediately if you have neck pain and:

  • numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks
  • loss of bladder or bowel control or difficulty peeing
  • severe arm pain with accompanying tingling or numbness
  • chest Pain
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
  • a swelling or a deformity in your neck
  • problems walking
  • lack of coordination or heaviness to your arms or legs
  • sudden, significant weakness to your arms and legs
  • it does not improve after resting or is worse at night
  • severe headache
  • it started after a serious accident, such as after a car accident

 

These problems could be a sign of something more serious and need to be checked urgently.

Immediate medical advice is available by contacting NHS 111