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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Carbondale


Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. It’s that simple. It’s easy to not notice how often you use your neck when it isn’t injured, but when it is, everyday movements and functions become difficult and quite painful. And what’s worse, the accident wasn’t your fault. Your pain and suffering aren’t going away, you need a solution. What can you do? Who should you turn to for help?

Burger Law is a serious, and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm that fights for the rights and recoveries of those who are injured because of reckless actions. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Carbondale are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Carbondale area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. If you need an experienced and trusted team of Personal Injury Lawyers to fight on your behalf to make sure you get the care you need and deserve for your neck injury, call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 for Missouri, or 618-272-2222 for Illinois. Our team never charges any fees for our consultations, and we won’t require any attorneys fees from you unless we win your neck injury claim.

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Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Carbondale

There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from

There are multiple types of neck and back injuries, and all are quite serious. Your neck area is one of the most vital areas of your body, and when it’s injured you can be in a constant state of pain. What types of neck injuries are there? How do they affect the body? What are the most common injuries? Listed below are the different areas of the neck and the descriptions of the types of pain and discomfort that arise from those areas.

Anatomy of the Neck and Back

Our necks and backs consist of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Our spine spans from the length of our neck to our lower back and is broken down into sections: the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum (or sacral region) and the coccyx (or tailbone). The spine is the main pathway that nerve endings use to get messages to the brain. When the spine is damaged, the rest of the body can suffer as well.

  • Cervical Spine – This portion of the spine consists of the cervical discs and the cervical vertebrae. It supports the head and provides the flexibility you need to turn your neck from side to side and to rock it from front to back. The cervical discs do most of the work for the neck, and act as shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae. This part of the spine is also the main blood flow area to the brain. When you hear about C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7, you are hearing about the area known as the cervical spine.

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    Trauma to the cervical spine and nerves can result in pain, numbness, tingling or the functional loss of the diaphragm, shoulders, biceps, arms, wrists, hands and fingers.

  • Thoracic Spine – The Thoracic Spine holds the body upright, and also is attached to the rib cage. The discs here aren’t as large as the cervical ones, which only gives us a limited range of movement. This area of the spine is more vulnerable to damage as the spinal canal is smallest here. The vertebrae T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, and T12 are positioned in this area of the spine.

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    Trauma to the thoracic spine can cause upper back pain and nerve injuries that affect the shoulders. Other muscles compensate for injuries to this area of the spine, causing pain to resonate throughout the upper body.
  • Lumbar Spine – . The vertebrae in the lumbar spine are connected to the back of the spine by facet joints. This is where your flexibility in this area comes from. This part of the spine is also where the nerves from the lower portion of the body conect. This is one of the most vulnerable areas of the spine. The vertebrae L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 are located in this area of the spine.

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    Trauma to the lumbar spine can cause pain, tingling and loss of range of motion in the lower back, legs, ankles, feet, and toes. This area of the spine is also most prone to disc herniation and spondylolisthesis. This is where pressure is placed directly on the nerves and spine instead of the discs in that area. Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips over the one below it causing compression on the nerve root.

  • Sacrum – This part of the spine has five fused bones. This region supports the back of the pelvis and forms the sacroiliac joints at the hip bone. The sacral nerves and blood vessels run through this area of the spine. Most of the pain that can arise from this area comes from the spot where the spine and the sacral region connect.

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  • Coccyx – This area is at the bottom of the spine, and houses four fused vertebrae. This part of the spine serves as the shock absorber for your back when you are in a sitting position.

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You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help


If your injuries aren’t seen to they won’t get better, and if it’s not seen to in a proper amount of time it can lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.

Your healing needs to be your #1 priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Carbondale can get you the care you need and deserve. They’ve taken on neck, back and spinal cord injuries claims before, and they always fight for the full and complete recovery of every client.

If you need a team of dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers in Carbondale to fight for your rights, contact Burger Law now. We take on and litigate a variety of personal injury claims, and we always demand the full amount when fighting for our clients. If you need help with something other than a back or neck injury, we may also be able to take on your claim. We also take on these claims:



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