A new study suggests that vehicle accidents raise the risk of developing chronic widespread pain, while other types of physical trauma do not.
Many people with fibromyalgia report that symptoms began immediately or shortly after a car accident. However, automotive-insurance companies frequently refuse to cover post-traumatic fibromyalgia.
In light of evidence showing that a car accident is more likely to cause chronic widespread pain, researchers are now calling for future research into what makes a car accident different from other types of physical trauma, both physically and in how people react to them.
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