Injuries as a Result of Accidents 

Car accidents and falls are a very frequent source of pain to anyone of any age. While injuries caused by accidents often need to be addressed by doctors, usually they also lead to pain as a result of muscles that tighten around the area of injury, or even in other parts of the body. For example: Someone that breaks a hand from falling down the stairs can also have severe pain in the shoulder from tight muscles that were forced to absorb the impact of the fall, leading to chronic pain the the shoulder that can go on for months or years even after the hand has healed. Car accidents are a very common source of neck pain, headaches and low back pain, as the muscles injured will spasm and stay tight for years after the accident occurs. Other factors such as poor posture, stress and lack of sleep can slow down recovery from an accident.

Treating Accidental Injuries

While injuries caused directly from accidents must be seriously addressed by a doctor, the secondary chronic pain from the accident is almost always the result of muscles that tighten to protect the body. Using techniques such as trigger point and dry needling Ynon Lerner is able to effectively alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by accidents.