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Neck Injuries

Neck injuries can be pretty serious. Some folks joke about whiplashes, but the fact is that when you are in a car and are hit from behind, your head snaps back, forward, back again and many times there are muscle strains and ligaments strains. Sometimes they resolve pretty well within a few weeks or months but other times they become chronic. That may be diagnosed as myofascial pain syndrome which was a problem that plagues President Kennedy during his life from war injuries. Now we often have clients that have neck injuries in wrecks that also cause damage to cervical disks. The spine is basically a stack of bones, like this, that is separated by little natural shock absorbers called disks that are structured like a jelly donut. The bread of the donut is the annulus, the jelly is the nucleus pulposus. When that annulus is hurt and the jelly begins to leak out of the donut it can press on nerves an cause pain, numbness, and tingling extending down those nerves, if it is the neck it goes down to the arms and hands. And if that doesn’t resolve through conservative treatment with physical therapy and steroid injections over a period of months, doctors will often recommend surgery which can be a serious procedure. Basically they make an incision in the front of the neck, they dig out the bad disks, and they replace it with either bone or an artificial disk. Some people go back to their normal activities without a lot of problems but even then there is some degree of permanent impairment. Other times, the outcome is not as good. Now we have represented a lot of people who had these injuries and these surgeries. If we can help you give us a call.

On May 22, 2018, former State Bar of Georgia president Ken Shigley will be a candidate for election to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The only other candidate is Ken Hodges, a former Dougherty County District Attorney. Ken Hodges was the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General in 2010.

Client Reviews
"Goes above and beyond and is a mountain of knowledge on spine and brain injuries. He does his research and represents you with a level of excellence. Remains a friend after representing me." Dee M., Woodstock, GA
"I have collaborated with Mr. Shigley on several initiatives within Georgia’s Judiciary over the past few years and found him to be a persistent and attentive individual. Ken has taken great pride in his involvement with the projects that I have worked on and he is good at influencing success. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken has always made time to discuss, research and review ideas for the best way to accomplish goals. I look forward to a continued working relationship in this and future roles." Jorge B., CIO, Judicial Council of Georgia
"After having to have a hole drilled in an automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied, "You are doing this once these guys do it every day" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert. Ken was that help when I was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly!" Jeremy R.
"Ken is a very kind man. He has a wealth of knowledge and is going above and beyond to help us while representing our case." Candy F., spouse of catastrophic injury client, Plains, GA
"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA