Neck and Back Injury LawyerClayton, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. That’s a fact. 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 all of these pains and injuries were caused by someone else and their negligence. But you’re still hurt, and you still need a solution to make the pain go away, or at the very least to make it better. What can you do? Who should you turn to for help?
Burger Law has made a name for itself in fighting for the rights and recoveries of those suffering from neck injuries after accidents. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Clayton are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Clayton area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. To start your path to recovery and to get the compensation you are owed, 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.
Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Clayton
There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from
Neck and back injuries can encompass many different areas of the body. 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. Are there different types of neck and back injuries, and if so, what are they caused by? What injuries do we see most often? 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 spinal cord is the highway that allows our message center (the brain) to communicate and control the rest of the body. When the spine isn’t working, your nerves can have difficulty communicating with the brain.
- Cervical Spine – This portion of the spine consists of the cervical discs and the cervical vertebrae. This area of the spine allows you to move your head around. The cervical discs, composed of collagen and ligaments, carry the bulk of the workload by acting as shock absorbers between the cervical vertebrae, holding the vertebrae together and allowing for the movement of the neck. 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.
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. The spinal canal is at its smallest in this area of the back, making the spinal cord more vulnerable to damage if the thoracic spine is injured. The vertebrae T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, and T12 are positioned in this area of the spine.
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 – Your lumbar spine is in the lower half of your torso, and is one of the main power areas of the body. The vertebrae in the lumbar spine are connected to the back of the spine by facet joints. This parts gives you flexibility. This part of the spine is also where the nerves from the lower portion of the body conect. Because this section of the spine bears the most weight and provides the most flexibility, it is more vulnerable to injury. The vertebrae L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 are located in this area of the spine.
Injuries to this area can cause issues with your legs, lower bank, and feet. This area of the spine is also most prone to disc herniation and spondylolisthesis. A herniated disc occurs when the gel-like inner core of the intervertebral disc leaks out and puts direct pressure on the nerves that run through the spine, also referred to as nerve impingement. 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.
- Coccyx – The coccyx or tailbone consists of four fused vertebrae and is located at the base of the spine at the bottom of the sacrum. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer Clayton, MO
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
Getting medical attention for a back or neck injury is important, and when it isn’t taken care of immediately it can lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.
Your health and your recovery from your injury should be your only priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Clayton 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.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Clayton will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, 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 your case doesn’t involve a back or neck injury, we may be able to help you as well. We also take on these claims: