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Back Injury

Cullotta Law in Glenview IL Specializes in Back Injury Cases Caused By a Fall or Accident 

A back injury is often caused by serious car accident. Cullotta is rated as one of the leading lawyers in handling brain and back injury accident cases in Illinois since 2007.  Unlike most injury attorneys she has the legal AND medical education, knowledge and experience it takes to settle and try these cases. 

Contact our back injury lawyer. We are conveniently located in the Chicago Loop and in Northern Illinois suburb, Glenview Illinois, near The Glen Shopping Centre. Avoid the inconvenience of downtown Chicago. Call us at 847-651-7191 to schedule an appointment at our Glenview of Chicago personal injury law offices.

The spinal cord runs from the brain to the lower back.

  1. Your spine is protected by the vertebral column.
  2. The outer layer of the spinal cord is made up of white matter (myelin-sheathed nerve fibers).  The outer layer conduct impulses triggered by pressure, pain, and other sensory stimuli.  It conducts motor impulses activating muscles and glands.
  3. The inner layer of the human spinal cord, or gray matter.  It composed of nerve cell bodies that run through the cord into the brain. Within the gray matter lies the canal through which the cerebrospinal fluid circulates.

A spinal cord injury can occur anywhere along the back.

  1. Spinal Cord injury can damage to cells in the spinal cord and causes a loss of communication between the brain and the parts of the body below the injury.
  2. What Is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury? 
    • An incomplete spinal cord injury means partial loss of movement and sensation below the injury site.
      1. Incomplete spinal cord injuries may be classified as:
    • Damage to the front of the spinal cord affects pain sensation, temperature and touch sensation; preserving some pressure and joint sensation.  
    • Central cord syndrome is usually the result of trauma and associated with damage to nerve fibers that carry information to the spinal cord.  
      1. Impairment in the arms and hands.
      2. causes sensory loss occurs below the site of the spinal injury.
    • Brown-Sequard Syndrome is injury to the lateral half of the spinal cord.
    • Spinal Contusions is the most common type of spinal cord injury. Inflammation and bleeding occurs near the spinal contusion 

What Is a Complete Spinal Cord Back Injury? 

  • A complete spinal cord back injury means there is no sensation and movement below the site of the injury. The complete back injury may be caused by bruising, loss of blood to the spinal cord OR pressure on the spinal cord

Back Injury - Herniated Disc

  1. Back injury symptoms are typically based on the level of the herniated disc and size of the herniation.  

    • If herniated disc presses on nerve it may cause pain, numbness, radiating pain or weakness in body areas where the nerve travels.You may also experience low back pain, in addition to leg pain. 
    • Low Back / Lumbar disc herniation  is due to pressure on sciatic nerve.  
    • Neck / Cervical disc herniation may cause radiating pain, tingling or numbness in the shoulders, arms, or chest. 
    • Pain in low back may radiate through the buttocks and down a leg to the ankle or foot.
    • Back injury Leg pain from a herniated disc may be sudden or gradual, in one or both legs, constant or come and go (intermittent), get worse,  feel like "shooting pain" when sneezing, coughing, or straining to pass stool. 

Tell Us About Your Back Injury Today

If you or a loved one believes he or she sustained a back injury,  it is important to discuss your case with an experienced injury lawyer today. Schedule a free initial consultation at our conveniently located office in Glenview, Illinois.

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2624 Patriot Blvd. Glenview, IL 60026 Phone: 847-651-7191 - Fax: 847-651-7191

1 N. State St.,#1900, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 847-651-7191 (By appointment only) - Fax: 847-651-7191