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Musculoskeletal pain common after motor vehicle accidents

An auto collision can leave a person injured in a number of ways. When it comes to physical injuries, those that cause musculoskeletal pain are most commonly experienced in motor vehicle accidents. What kinds of injuries cause this pain? Can Tennessee residents who endure such pain following a car crash seek compensation for their losses?

What is musculoskeletal pain? It is the pain in bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments resulting from an injury to these tissues. The pain can be severe in nature, causing full body pain, burning sensations and fatigue, or it can be mild to moderate, only affecting certain areas of the body. Every case is different.

To diagnose musculoskeletal pain, a medical provider will need to conduct a physical examination of the injury site and order a few tests. If such pain is diagnosed, there are a number of treatment options that may help one heal completely or at least ease the pain. Some treatment options include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Mobilization
  • Medications
  • Massage
  • Osteopathic manipulation

Musculoskeletal pain can make it difficult to go about a normal daily life and can affect one’s family life and work life. People who experience injuries that cause this type of pain will not only experience physical losses, but they will also likely endure emotional and financial hardships as a result. When negligence contributed to their injuries, Tennessee residents have every right to seek compensation for their losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist victims of motor vehicle accidents do all that is necessary to fight for maximum relief.