Fibromyalgia can develop after a car accident or an injury. In any serious car accident or injury the sudden impact will cause the body to do two things: First, the body and head will move in opposite directions, causing the head to jerk suddenly backward (hyperextension) and forward (hyperflexion). Then, the neck muscles stiffen in an effort to prevent serious injury to the spinal cord and brain, which can cause tearing or the muscles, and stretching of ligaments and muscles in the back of the neck. In short, there is a lot of muscle trauma involved in most car accidents, particularly rear end collisions associated with whiplash. It has been described as chronic muscular pain, early morning stiffness, extreme fatigue, and un refreshing sleep.
People with fibromyalgia often have headaches, concentration and memory problems, dizziness, numbness, and sometimes abdominal cramping. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by pain in at least 11 out of 18 soft tissue areas known as "trigger points." When these trigger points are pressed, people with fibromyalgia feel intense pain. People with other rheumatic conditions feel no pain or only a slight tenderness when these trigger points are pressed. Fibromyalgia sometimes coexists with other diseases and disorders.
I have rarely met with a client who is receiving the full amount of benefits that he or she needs and that he or she is entitled to following an accident, without the help of a personal injury lawyer. If you are injured, you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to get every benefit to which you are entitled, so that you can get back to being the person you were before the accident. That’s what insurance is for. Don’t sell yourself or your family short. Let me help you…