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Neck Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Wood River


Neck Injuries are painful, and debilitating. It’s that simple. 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. 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 Wood River are the most reviewed and highest reviewed in the Wood River area, and we always fight for the full recovery of our clients, not 50% not 75%, 100%. Every time. To start your path to recovery and to get the compensation you are owed, 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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Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients' future.


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Neck Injuries – Personal Injury Lawyer Wood River

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. How many different types of neck and back injuries are there? 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 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 spine is also the main message highway in the body, and takes all of the nerve input from across the body. When the spine is damaged, the rest of the body can suffer as well.

  • 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 area of the spine also provides the path for blood flow 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 – This area of the spine allows you to lift heavy things, twist, and be mobile. 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.

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    Trauma to the lumbar spine can cause pain, tingling and loss of range of motion in the lower back, legs, ankles, feet, and toes. 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 – This part of the spine has five fused bones. 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.

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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


Getting medical attention for a back or neck injury is important, 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 Wood River 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 Wood River will fight for your full recovery in your neck and back injury claim, contact Burger Law now. We take on almost any personal injury claim, and we never settle for anything less than the full amount you need. If your injury claim is something other than a back injury, we can still fight for the recovery you need. We also take on these claims:



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