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Muscle Pain

Myofascial Pain and Strain

Muscle Pain

Experiencing muscle pain after a motor vehicle accident is not uncommon, as the body absorbs the impact and, in turn, can develop areas of intense strain or sprain. These high-tension injuries can affect any muscle group but are particularly prevalent in the neck, back, and shoulders which are typically most exposed to the force of a collision.


Myofascial Pain and Strain

Myofascial pain syndrome is a specific kind of muscle pain that can be a direct result of the trauma experienced in a car accident. This syndrome is characterized by sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers, known as trigger points. These can form in any of the muscles that have been strained during the accident and can lead to persistent, deep muscular pain and stiffness.

Muscle strains, on the other hand, occur when muscle fibers are overstretched or torn. In the chaotic moment of a collision, muscles often contract forcefully in an attempt to protect the body, which can lead to a strain. Symptoms include sudden muscle pain, tenderness, swelling, and sometimes the loss of muscle function.

In both cases, the pain experienced is not just localized to the site of the injury but can also cause referred pain — discomfort felt in other parts of the body. For instance, a muscle strain in the lower back may result in pain that radiates down the legs due to interconnected muscle groups and nerve pathways.

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At Pain Practice Solutions, we prioritize a thorough assessment to determine the extent of your muscle injuries. Our goal is to alleviate the immediate discomfort caused by myofascial pain and muscle strains while working to restore strength, flexibility, and function to the impacted areas. If you're dealing with muscle pain following an accident, let Pain Practice Solutions help you find the path back to a pain-free life.

Other common pain conditions caused by motor vehicle collisions:

Neck and Arm Pain
Low Back and Leg Pain
Joint Pain

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