Neck and Back Injury LawyerSouth St. Louis County, MO
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 that doesn’t change the fact that you’re still hurt and suffering and need a solution. 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 South St. Louis County are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the South 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 South St. Louis County
There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from
There are multiple types of neck and back injuries, and all are quite serious. Any injuries to these parts of the body are often quite painful. How many different types of neck and back injuries are there? 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
Bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments cover the entirety of our necks and backs. 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 spine is also the main message highway in the body, and takes all of the nerve input from across the body. Any injury to the spine is often severe, and can have extremely detrimental effects to the rest of the body.
- Cervical Spine – This area is where the cervical vertebrae and the cervical discs are located. 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. 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 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. This parts gives you flexibility. This part of the spine is also where the nerves from the lower portion of the body conect. 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.
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 – 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. 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. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer South St. Louis County, MO
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
Without the proper medical attention your neck or back injury is not going to go away, and when it isn’t taken care of immediately 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 South 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 South 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. We aren’t just neck and back lawyers, we do all facets of personal injury. We also take on these claims: