Neck and Back Injury LawyerFairview Heights, IL
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. The is no way around it. 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. 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 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 Fairview Heights are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Fairview Heights 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.
Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Fairview Heights
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. 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. So what are the different types of neck injuries How do they happen? 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 consist of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 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 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, 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 consists of twelve vertebrae that hold the body upright and, combined with our rib cages, protects the vital organs located in the chest. 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 – This area of the spine allows you to lift heavy things, twist, and be mobile. The vertebrae in the lumbar spine are connected to the back of the spine by facet joints. These joints allow for flexibility in the lower back. 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.
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. 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 – There are five segments of fused bone here, and is found between the lumbar 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.
- 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.
Back Injury Lawyer Fairview Heights, IL
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.
Your healing needs to be your #1 priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Fairview Heights 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 Fairview Heights to fight for your rights, contact Burger Law now. We take on almost any personal injury claim, and we never settle for anything less than the full amount you need. 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: