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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Columbia


Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. Period. You’re injuries are now keeping you from doing things you love, and that’s not ok or acceptable. 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. 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.

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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 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 are the main support structures of the body, and have several different layers of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. All of these attach to the spine at some point, and come from these different areas of the spine: the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum (or sacral region) and the coccyx (or tailbone). The spine is also the main message highway in the body, and takes all of the nerve input from across the body. Any interference or irritation wreaks havoc on our ability to function normally and can be a significant source of pain.

  • 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 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 thoracic discs are thinner in the thoracic spine, causing this area of the spine to have limited flexibility. 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.

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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 lumbar spine consists of five intervertebral segments in the lower back and provides the power and flexibility necessary to lift, twist and bend. 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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    When the spine is injured in this area, it can affect several different areas of your lower body. 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 – 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 – 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 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


Without the proper medical attention your neck or back injury is not going to go away, and over time, if not corrected, it will get worse and could potentially lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.

You need to see to your health and your full recovery 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 your injury claim is something other than a back injury, we can still fight for the recovery you need. We also take on these claims:



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