Tennessee Neck & Back Injury Attorneys

At some point in their lives, everyone will suffer from minor neck and back pain. However, some back and neck injuries can be permanently disabling, preventing the individual from making a living or doing the things that he or she enjoys doing. Neck and back injuries can also cause chronic pain, significantly reducing a person's quality of life.

Often, neck and back injuries result from some trauma causing serious injury or irritation to the skeletal or muscular structures of the back and neck. Many of these traumas are caused by Tennessee motor vehicle accidents, with soft tissue injuries being the most common. Neck and back injuries, however, can also result from work accidents, falls, and defective products.

Types of Neck and Back injuries and Their Symptoms

The most common types of neck and back injuries are compression fractures, herniated, ruptured or slipped discs, and whiplash.

Vertebral Compression Fractures

A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to some traumatic accident. An impact strong enough to break the vertebra results typically from a fall from a tall height in which the individual lands on his or her feet or buttocks. A vertebral compression fracture can also be caused by a motor vehicle accident.

Symptoms associated with vertebral compression fractures are numbness, tingling, and weakness. Other symptoms may include losing control of urine or stool or an inability to urinate.

Herniated, ruptured, or slipped discs

The bones that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When healthy, these discs act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. However, when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. Slipped or ruptured disc are other names describing the same condition.

A herniated disc is often caused by a work-related, motor vehicle, or slip and fall accident. Symptoms of injury include pain, numbness, and weakness to specific vertebra. A herniated disc in the lower back can cause pain and numbness running through the buttocks and down the leg (sciatica). A rare but more serious problem is indicated by weakness or numbness in both legs coupled with loss of bladder or bowel control. This is called cauda equine syndrome.


Whiplash is an injury caused by the neck and head being thrown suddenly backward then forward upon impact. The impact forces the neck and head beyond their normal range of motion, causing tissue damage and pain. Rear-end collisions is most often the cause of whiplash.

Symptoms of whiplash include headaches, pain in the shoulders and between the shoulder blades, pain in the arms, fatigue, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, neck pain and stiffness, and tight or sore muscles.

Consequences of Neck and Back Injuries

Not only do neck and back injuries cause severe physical pain, but they also create emotional hardships for the individual. Since neck and back injuries are difficult to diagnose and treat, medical bills are often extensive and costly. Back and neck injuries all produce a lot of stress to the individual due to an inability to perform day-to-day tasks, limited work abilities, and loss of wages.

In Tennessee, if your neck and back injuries have been caused by the fault of another, you should consult a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney who can advise you as to whether you have a valid claim and what course of action you should take.

The attorneys at Baker Associates have many years of experience in dealing with personal injury cases. We understand the emotion, physical, and monetary hardships that accompany neck and back injury, and will work diligently to maximize your recovery from negligent parties.

If you are looking for neck and back injury attorneys in the Knoxville or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area, schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys by completing the form below.

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

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