Neck and Back Injury LawyerPulaski County, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. The is no way around it. 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. 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?
You need a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers to fight on your behalf, and Burger Law is the team you should choose. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Pulaski County are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Pulaski County 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 Pulaski 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. 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? What injuries do we see most often? 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 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. 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. This area gives your head its range of motion while also supporting your head. 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 – 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 aren’t as large as the cervical ones, which only gives us a limited range of movement. The spinal canal is at its smallest in this area of the back, making the spinal cord more vulnerable to damage if the thoracic spine is injured. 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. This area is also the main hub for nerve endings that continue to the lower portions of the body. 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.
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. 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. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer Pulaski County, MO
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 over time, if not corrected, it will get worse and could potentially 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 Pulaski 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 Pulaski County to fight for your rights, 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 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: