Neck and Back Injury LawyerShelbyville, IL
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. That’s a fact. You’re injuries are now keeping you from doing things you love, and that’s not ok or acceptable. And all of these pains and injuries were caused by someone else and their negligence. 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 Shelbyville are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville
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. What types of neck injuries are there? How do they affect the body? 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 extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. Our spine is the main support column for the back and has several different areas: 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. 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 gives your head its range of motion while also supporting your head. The cervical discs, composed of collagen and ligaments, carry the bulk of the workload by acting as shock absorbers between the cervical vertebrae, holding the vertebrae together and allowing for the movement of the neck. 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 – 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. 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 – 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 part of the spine is also where the nerves from the lower portion of the body conect. 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. 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. Any pain that arises from this area typically comes from the connection of the lumbar spine and the sacral region.
- Coccyx – This bottom portion of the spine has four fused parts. The tailbone is the shock absorber for when you’re sitting.
Back Injury Lawyer Shelbyville, IL
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.
You need to see to your health and your full recovery first. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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. We aren’t just neck and back lawyers, we do all facets of personal injury. We also take on these claims: