Neck and Back Injury LawyerWashington County, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. Period. It’s easy to not notice how often you use your neck when it isn’t injured, but when it is, everyday movements and functions become difficult and quite painful. You didn’t ask for this pain, and you didn’t cause the accident that led to it. You want the pain to stop, but you don’t know what to do and need help. What can you do? Who should you turn to for help?
Burger Law is a serious, and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm that fights for the rights and recoveries of those who are injured because of reckless actions. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington County are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Washington County 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 Washington County
There are several types of Neck and Back Injuries you may be suffering from
Neck and back injuries are always serious. Any injuries to these parts of the body are often quite painful. Are there different types of neck and back injuries, and if so, what are they caused by? 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
Our necks and backs are extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. 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 what the brain uses to communicate with 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 – 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. 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 thoracic discs are thinner in the thoracic spine, causing this area of the spine to have limited flexibility. This part of the spine has the smallest part of the spinal canal, and can be easily damaged. 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 is where your flexibility in this area comes from. This area is also the main hub for nerve endings that continue to the lower portions of the body. 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.
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 – 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. Any pain that arises from this area typically comes from the connection of the lumbar spine and the sacral region.
- 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 Washington 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 need to see to your health and your full recovery first. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington 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.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington County 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%. We aren’t just neck and back lawyers, we do all facets of personal injury. We also take on these claims: