Neck and Back Injury LawyerEffingham, IL
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. And what’s worse, the accident wasn’t your fault. You want the pain to stop, but you don’t know what to do and need help. What can you do? Who should you turn to for help?
Your case will require a serious and experienced personal injury law firm, and Burger Law should be your first choice. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Effingham are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Effingham 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.
Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Effingham
There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from
There are a wide range of injuries that can affect the neck and back. Any injuries to these parts of the body are often quite painful. 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 what the brain uses to communicate with the rest of the body. Any interference or irritation wreaks havoc on our ability to function normally and can be a significant source of pain.
- Cervical Spine – The cervical spine consists of the cervical vertebrae with cervical discs in between. This area gives your head its range of motion while also supporting your head. 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. The main supply of blood and oxygen from the body to the brain also goes through here. 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 consists of twelve vertebrae that hold the body upright and, combined with our rib cages, protects the vital organs located in the chest. The thoracic discs are thinner in the thoracic spine, causing this area of the spine to have limited flexibility. 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.
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 area is also the main hub for nerve endings that continue to the lower portions of the body. 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.
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. 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 – 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. The tailbone is the shock absorber for when you’re sitting.
Back Injury Lawyer Effingham, IL
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 Effingham 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 Effingham will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, contact Burger Law now. We have a vast array of expertise with personal injury claims, and we never settle for anything less than 100%. We aren’t just neck and back lawyers, we do all facets of personal injury. We also take on these claims: