Neck and Back Injury LawyerNew Athens, 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. The worst part is, you didn't even cause your neck pain, an accident did, an accident that you had no hand in causing. Your pain and suffering aren't going away, you need a solution. 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 New Athens are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the New Athens 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 New Athens
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. How many different types of neck and back injuries are there? 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 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 injury to the spine is often severe, and can have extremely detrimental effects to the rest of the body.
- Cervical Spine - The cervical spine consists of the cervical vertebrae with cervical discs in between. This area of the spine allows you to move your head around. The cervical discs hold the vertebrae together and also absorb most of the shock that affects the neck during an accident. 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. 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 - 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. 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. 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.
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. 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 - 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. 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. This part of the spine serves as the shock absorber for your back when you are in a sitting position.
Back Injury Lawyer New Athens, 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 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 New Athens 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 New Athens 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 take on almost any personal injury claim, and we never settle for anything less than the full amount you need. We aren't just neck and back lawyers, we do all facets of personal injury. We also take on these claims: