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Car Accidents Could Lead to Fibromyalgia

Car accidents can lead to a variety of serious injuries that could lead to chronic conditions.  One potential condition is known as fibromyalgia.  Few people fully the condition of fibromyalgia, even though it is believed to affect millions of Americans.  Most fibromyalgia sufferers are women, though researchers do not fully understand why this is.  Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating condition, impacting nearly every aspect of the sufferer’s life.  The constant pain and fatigue makes it difficult for many sufferers to maintain their employment, friendships, and family life.

At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our car accident lawyers understand the considerable suffering experienced by those with fibromyalgia.  We also understand that much is misunderstood about this disorder and numerous misconceptions exist.  Studies show that those involved in an automobile accident have a chance of going on to develop fibromyalgia. 

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition associated with pain, tenderness, and fatigue spread throughout the body.  This condition tends to have a gradual onset, but worsens overtime.  Many individuals with fibromyalgia find themselves struggling to live with their constant pain.  Some of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Numbness
  • Memory lapses
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness along the neck, back, or spine
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Fatigue

The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is not any easy one to make.  Its symptoms can point to many other conditions.  A diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires sufferers experience at least three months of symptoms and have at least 11 tender points along the body.  It can take a doctor months to properly diagnose the condition.

The Link Between Car Accidents and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be caused by physical or emotional trauma, including car accidents.  Fibromyalgia occurring after a car accident is often called post-traumatic fibromyalgia.  Many studies have indicated that car accidents may be the most common cause of fibromyalgia.

If you have been injured in a car accident then go on to experience considerable pain, be sure to notify your physician and undergo the necessary testing.  Your history of a car accident injury could speed up the diagnostic process and allow you to get the care you need.  You may be eligible to seek compensation from the at-fault party responsible for your injuries.  Fibromyalgia is a long term, chronic condition that may greatly impact your life.  You could receive compensation for your fibromyalgia related losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Due to the delayed nature of the illness and its many unknowns, fibromyalgia sufferers will need an experienced attorney familiar with the condition to represent their interests.  A personal injury attorney can help to trace the origin of the disorder to the car accident.

Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today For Your Free Consultation!

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that few realize can stem from car accidents.  If you or a loved has been injured in an accident, contact the Miami Personal Injury Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano.  Our outstanding car, truck, and slip and fall accident attorneys will diligently fight for your full recovery.  We have over 130 collective years of experience representing accident victims across South Florida and will put our considerable experience to work for you.  Contact our firm as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.  Our firm is proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald.  Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.

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http://www.medicalwellnessassociation.com/articles/fibromyalgia.htm

 

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