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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Springfield


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. You didn’t ask for this pain, and you didn’t cause the accident that led to it. 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?

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 Springfield are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Springfield 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 Springfield

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 are the most common injuries? 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 consist of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 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 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. 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 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.

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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 holds the body upright, and also is attached to the rib cage. The thoracic discs are thinner in the thoracic spine, causing this area of the spine to have limited flexibility. 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. These joints allow for flexibility in the lower back. This part of the spine is also where the nerves from the lower portion of the body conect. Because this section of the spine bears the most weight and provides the most flexibility, it is more vulnerable to injury. 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. 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 – The sacrum consists of five segments of fused bone and is located between the lumbar spine 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 your injuries aren’t seen to they won’t get better, 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 Springfield 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 Springfield will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, 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:



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