Neck and Back Injury LawyerWest St. Louis County, MO
Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. The is no way around it. 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. The worst part is, you didn’t even cause your neck pain, an accident did, an accident that you had no hand in causing. Your pain and suffering aren’t going away, you need a solution. What can you do? Who should you turn to for help?
Your case will require a serious and experienced personal injury law firm, and Burger Law should be your first choice. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in West St. Louis County are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the West St. Louis 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 West St. Louis County
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 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 are extremely complex, and have many parts and areas comprising of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments. 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 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. This area of the spine allows you to move your head around. 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 consists of twelve vertebrae that hold the body upright and, combined with our rib cages, protects the vital organs located in the chest. The discs here aren’t as large as the cervical ones, which only gives us a limited range of movement. 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 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. 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 area is at the bottom of the spine, and houses four fused vertebrae. This area of the spine is the shock absorber.
Back Injury Lawyer West St. Louis County, MO
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries, and the Personal Injury Lawyers of Burger Law can help
If you don’t get the medical attention you need for the injuries chances are it won’t 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 West 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 West St. Louis County to fight for your rights, 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: