What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia


January 19, 2016

Automobile and other traffic accidents can cause a variety of injuries that may lead to chronic conditions. One such condition is called fibromyalgia. Few people fully understand the painful condition of fibromyalgia, despite the fact that it affects millions of Americans annually. The majority of all fibromyalgia sufferers are women, though researchers are still unclear why this fact holds true. This disorder can be debilitating, affecting nearly every aspect of a person's life. This makes it hard for sufferers to maintain their employment, home life, and friendships.

The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the degree of suffering experienced by those diagnosed with fibromyalgia. We also understand that there are many unknowns and misconceptions surrounding this disorder. Automobile accidents have been shown to be linked to development of fibromyalgia and we assist our clients who have suffered serious injuries leading to chronic disorders.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition associated with muscle pain, tenderness, and fatigue throughout the body. Overtime, this condition will often worsen and individuals suffering from fibromyalgia can find themselves struggling to live with and manage their pain. The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

• Muscle and joint pain
• Headaches
• Stiffness
• Numbness
• Tender points along the back, neck, and spine
• Memory or thinking issues
• Sleeping problems

To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, sufferers must have a history of pain for at least three months and have at least eleven tender points along the body. This disorder is not easy to diagnose due to its often non-specific markers, but a thorough clinician will work towards a proper diagnosis. Be sure to tell your physician if you have been involved in a recent car accident as this can assist in your diagnosis.

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can have a genetic component, but it can also be caused by physical or emotional trauma, including car and other traffic accidents. Fibromyalgia that occurs after a car accident is often referred to as post-traumatic fibromyalgia, and many studies point to this as the most common cause of the condition.

If you have been injured in a car accident and have since been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will assess your accident and medical records to uncover whether you should have the right to compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. Fibromyalgia can take some time to develop after an accident, but you should still be able to obtain coverage for the medical bills and other damages related to your accident.

Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!

If you were injured in a car or other traffic accident, you will need a skilled attorney to represent your interests. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and is committed to providing zealous representation to our injured clients. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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

Category: Auto Accidents

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