Neck and Back Injury LawyerO’Fallon, IL
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. It’s that simple. 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 what’s worse, the accident wasn’t your fault. 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 O’Fallon are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the O’Fallon 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 O’Fallon
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. Are there different types of neck and back injuries, and if so, what are they caused by? 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
Our necks and backs are extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. 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 what the brain uses to communicate with the rest of the body. When the spine is damaged, the rest of the body can suffer as well.
- 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 do most of the work for the neck, and act as shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae. 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 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 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 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. 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 area is at the bottom of the spine, and houses four fused vertebrae. The tailbone is the shock absorber for when you’re sitting.
Back Injury Lawyer O’Fallon, 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 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 O’Fallon 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 O’Fallon 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 you need help with something other than a back or neck injury, we may also be able to take on your claim. We also take on these claims: