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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Murphysboro


Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. That’s a fact. You’re hurt, it’s hard to move, and now simple everyday tasks are arduous or impossible. 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?

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 Murphysboro are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Murphysboro 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.

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Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Murphysboro

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. What types of neck injuries are there? How do they affect the body? 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. 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 – The cervical spine consists of the cervical vertebrae with cervical discs in between. 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 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.

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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 discs here have to be more rigid and sturdy as the amount of weight they support is higher. 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.

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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 – 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 parts gives you flexibility. 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.

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    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 – 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.

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  • Coccyx – This area is at the bottom of the spine, and houses four fused vertebrae. The tailbone is the shock absorber for when you’re sitting.

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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 when it isn’t taken care of immediately it can 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 Murphysboro 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 Murphysboro 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 case doesn’t involve a back or neck injury, we may be able to help you as well. We also take on these claims:



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