Neck and Back Injury LawyerSte. Genevieve, 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. And what’s worse, the accident wasn’t your fault. Your pain and suffering aren’t going away, you 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 Ste. Genevieve are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Ste. Genevieve area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. If you need an experienced and trusted team of Personal Injury Lawyers to fight on your behalf to make sure you get the care you need and deserve for your neck injury, 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 Ste. Genevieve
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. 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
Bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments cover the entirety of our necks and backs. 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 the main pathway that nerve endings use to get messages to the brain. When the spine isn’t working, your nerves can have difficulty communicating with the brain.
- Cervical Spine – This portion of the spine consists of the cervical discs and the cervical vertebrae. 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 hold the vertebrae together and also absorb most of the shock that affects the neck during an accident. 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 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.
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 is where your flexibility in this area comes from. 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.
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.
- Coccyx – This bottom portion of the spine has four fused parts. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer Ste. Genevieve, MO
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
Getting medical attention for a back or neck injury is important, and it should be done quickly because when it isn’t 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 Ste. Genevieve 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 Ste. Genevieve 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 you need help with something other than a back or neck injury, we may also be able to take on your claim. We also take on these claims: