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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Columbia


Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. That’s a fact. You’re hurt, it’s hard to move, and now simple everyday tasks are arduous or impossible. The worst part is, you didn’t even cause your neck pain, an accident did, an accident that you had no hand in causing. 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 Columbia are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Columbia area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. You deserve to recover from your injuries, both physically and financially, and we can make sure you get there, 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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Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients' future.


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Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Columbia

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 and back are important areas of your body, and any pain that arises from them can be excruciating. Are there different types of neck and back injuries, and if so, what are they caused by? Which injuries are more likely to happen from certain types of accidents? 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 are extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. Our spine is the main support column for the back and has several different areas: the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum (or sacral region) and the coccyx (or tailbone). The spinal cord is what the brain uses to communicate with the rest of the body. When the spine isn’t working, your nerves can have difficulty communicating with the brain.

  • Cervical Spine – This area is where the cervical vertebrae and the cervical discs are located. This area of the spine allows you to move your head around. The cervical discs do most of the work for the neck, and act as shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae. This area of the spine also provides the path for blood flow 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 – This part of the spine lets us stand upright, and is also attached to the rib cage which protects all of our organs. 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. Nerve roots branch out and continue down all the way to the feet after the spinal column ends between the thoracic and lumbar spine. 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. When one of the discs in this area leaks, it places pressure directly on the spine and the nerves there. Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips over the one below it causing compression on the nerve root.

  • Sacrum – The sacrum consists of five segments of fused bone and is located between the lumbar spine and the tailbone. 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. Since it is fairly stable, most pain that arises from trauma to this region occurs where the lumbar spine connects to the sacral region.

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  • Coccyx – This bottom portion of the spine has four fused parts. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.

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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 it should be done quickly because when it isn’t it can lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.

You should focus on your health and healing first. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbia 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.

We’re a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers in Columbia and we always fight for the full recovery and compensation of our clients who are suffering from neck or back pain, 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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