Neck and Back Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO
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. The worst part is, you didn’t even cause your neck pain, an accident did, an accident that you had no hand in causing. 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 St. Louis are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the St. Louis area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. You deserve to recover from your injuries, both physically and financially, and we can make sure you get there, 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 St. Louis
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. 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 extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising 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 spine is also the main message highway in the body, and takes all of the nerve input from across the body. Any interference or irritation wreaks havoc on our ability to function normally and can be a significant source of pain.
- Cervical Spine – This portion of the spine consists of the cervical discs and the cervical vertebrae. 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 – The Thoracic Spine holds the body upright, and also is attached to the rib cage. The discs here have to be more rigid and sturdy as the amount of weight they support is higher. 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 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 – 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. Most of the pain that can arise from this area comes from the spot where the spine and the sacral region connect.
- 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. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer St. Louis, MO
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.
Your healing needs to be your #1 priority. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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: