BACK INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS-NATIONAL EXPERT
The back injury lawyer Minneapolis, Douglas Schmidt, has served as a keynote speaker in Continuing Education courses on the subject of Neck and Back Injuries to lawyers in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida and over 20 other states in the U.S. His presentations have been approved by the appropriate authorities that certify Continuing Education courses in those states.
Schmidt is also the author of the book, Diagnosis and Proof of Ligamentous Injuries of the Cervical Spine which compiles the medical and chiropractic literature regarding injuries of the ligaments of the cervical spine.
BACK INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS -SPINAL INJURIES.
The “back” is a complicated, sophisticated anatomical structure that consists of the spine, including the spinal cord and the bones, ligaments, muscles and intervertebral discs that provide support to the spinal cord. The spinal cord provides nerve control to the entire body below the skull through nerves that exit the cord.
The spinal cord controls most every human function. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column which includes 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, and the scrum (tailbone). The vertebrae are connected by “intervertebral discs” which allow for the bending and twisting of the spine.
Car accidents and other traumatic events can cause fractures of the vertebrae with serious consequences.
The vertebral column is supported by ligaments and muscles which are sometimes injured in whiplash type injuries. The ligaments can be permanently damages when they are “overstretched” by the back and forth forces of whiplash trauma.
Injuries the the vertebral column can negatively affect the nerves that travel from the spinal cord out to the arms and legs, as well as the internal organs of the body.
BACK INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS-LOW BACK INJURIES.
Low back pain is recognized as the most common cause of disability in the U.S. workforce, with low back pain accounting for approximately 150 million days of missed work. It is a common result of motor vehicle collisions, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and car-pedestrian accidents.
BACK INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS-WHIPLASH INJURIES OF THE NECK
Whiplash injuries of the neck and back are a common result of car accidents and workplace injuries. The neck and back injury lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Firm have over 70 years of experience collectively in bringing justice to the victims of neck and back injuries. Whiplash injuries often involve ligament and muscle injury, but sometimes can involve the intervertebral disc in an injury often referred to as a “herniated dics”, a “ruptured disc”, or a “slipped disc”. Disc injuries can be very disabling and sometimes require surgery.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.