Neck and Back Injury LawyerKirkwood, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. The is no way around it. Most of us aren’t aware of how critical neck and back health are to everyday motions, and when you’re injured, everything becomes 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 Kirkwood are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood
There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from
Neck and back injuries are always serious. 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 are the most common injuries? 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 spinal cord is the highway that allows our message center (the brain) to communicate and control the rest of the body. When the spine is damaged, the rest of the body can suffer as well.
- Cervical Spine – This area is where the cervical vertebrae and the cervical discs are located. This area gives your head its range of motion while also supporting your head. The cervical discs hold the vertebrae together and also absorb most of the shock that affects the neck during an accident. 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.
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. This part of the spine has the smallest part of the spinal canal, and can be easily damaged. 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 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 area of the spine is one of the more common areas injured. The vertebrae L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 are located in this area of the spine.
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. 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 – 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.
- 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 Kirkwood, MO
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
If you don’t get the medical attention you need for the injuries chances are it won’t go away, and if it’s not seen to in a proper amount of time 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 Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood 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 have a vast array of expertise with personal injury claims, and we never settle for anything less than 100%. 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: