Neck and Back Injury LawyerMetropolis, IL
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. Period. 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. You didn’t ask for this pain, and you didn’t cause the accident that led to it. 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?
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 Metropolis are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Metropolis area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. With our team, you will get the care you need and deserve, 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 Metropolis
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. Any injuries to these parts of the body are often quite painful. 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
Bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments cover the entirety of our necks and backs. Of this area, the spine is incredibly important and has several different parts: 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 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 hold the vertebrae together and also absorb most of the shock that affects the neck during an accident. 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 holds the body upright, and also is attached to the rib cage. 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.
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. These joints allow for flexibility in the lower back. 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.
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. 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. Any pain that arises from this area typically comes from the connection of the lumbar spine and 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 Metropolis, IL
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
Getting medical attention for a back or neck injury is important, and when it isn’t taken care of immediately it can lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.
Your health and your recovery from your injury should be your only priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Metropolis 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 Metropolis will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, 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: