Neck and Back Injury LawyerNorth St. Louis County, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. It’s that simple. You’re hurt, it’s hard to move, and now simple everyday tasks are arduous or impossible. And all of these pains and injuries were caused by someone else and their negligence. 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 North St. Louis County are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the North St. Louis County area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. To start your path to recovery and to get the compensation you are owed, 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 North St. Louis County
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. 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 consist of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 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 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. This area of the spine allows you to move your head around. The cervical discs do most of the work for the neck, and act as shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae. 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 – This part of the spine lets us stand upright, and is also attached to the rib cage which protects all of our organs. The discs here have to be more rigid and sturdy as the amount of weight they support is higher. 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 – The lumbar spine consists of five intervertebral segments in the lower back and provides the power and flexibility necessary to lift, twist and bend. 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. Nerve roots branch out and continue down all the way to the feet after the spinal column ends between the thoracic and lumbar spine. 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.
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. 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 – 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.
- Coccyx – This bottom portion of the spine has four fused parts. This part of the spine serves as the shock absorber for your back when you are in a sitting position.
Back Injury Lawyer North St. Louis County, 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 over time, if not corrected, it will get worse and could potentially lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.
Your healing needs to be your #1 priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in North St. Louis County 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 North St. Louis County to fight for your rights, contact Burger Law now. We take on and litigate a variety of personal injury claims, and we always demand the full amount when fighting for our clients. 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: