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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Salem


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 all of these pains and injuries were caused by someone else and their negligence. 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?

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

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Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Salem

There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from

Neck and back injuries are always serious. Your neck and back are important areas of your body, and any pain that arises from them can be excruciating. What types of neck injuries are there? How do they affect the body? 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 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 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 area is where the cervical vertebrae and the cervical discs are located. 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 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 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 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. 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.

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    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. 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 – There are five segments of fused bone here, and is found between the lumbar and the tailbone. 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.

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  • 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. 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 it should be done quickly because when it isn’t it can lead to you losing some or even all of your mobility.

Your health and your recovery from your injury should be your only priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Salem 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 Salem will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, 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 injury claim is something other than a back injury, we can still fight for the recovery you need. We also take on these claims:



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