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Minnesota Back Injury
The spine is made up of a column of 33 vertebrae and tissue extending from the skull to the pelvis. These vertebrae enclose and protect a cylinder of nerve tissues known as the spinal cord. Between each of the vertebra is an intervertebral disc that serves as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The discs make up 25% of the length of the spinal column. The types of vertebrae are:
- cervical vertebrae: the upper most seven vertebrae of the neck
- thoracic vertebrae: the 12 bones between the neck and the lower back
- lumbar vertebrae: the five largest and strongest vertebrae in the lower back
- The other nine vertebrae are in the sacrum and coccyx and located at the base of the spine. The sacrum is a section of five fused vertebrae, while the coccyx (tailbone) is four vertebrae fused together.
Most of the back injuries occur in either the cervical or lumbar regions. A back injury may be sustained in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident. There are many types of back injuries, including:
- herniated disc / bulging disc / ruptured disc / slipped disc
- compression fracture
- facet joint injury
- burst fracture
- spinal stenosis
- soft tissue injury
A back injury can be life-altering, leading to chronic or acute pain as well as muscle weakness, lack of muscle coordination, numbness and / or tingling in the extremities.
(Chronic pain is defined as deep, aching, dull, burning pain that lasts a long time and is not relieved by standard types of medical management. Acute pain is a very sharp pain or a dull ache that can be intermittent, but is usually constant, and ranging in severity.)
Minnesota Back Injury Lawyer
TSR Injury Law has obtained another large recovery in a back injury case. Steve Terry represented a driver of a commercial vehicle who was side swiped, causing his vehicle to hit a concrete median. The client required both neck and low back surgery.
Contact our Minnesota Back Injury Lawyers at 612-TSR-TIME. We represent back injury victims in Albert Lea, Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and the entire state of Minnesota.