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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The soft tissues and muscles in the body can be affected by a type of chronic pain condition named Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This condition occurs following an injury to the fascia, the layers of connective tissue that provide protection to the muscles.

If you have had an accident or third-party negligence has resulted in myofascial pain syndrome then you may be entitled to make a claim.

Call Jefferies Solicitors today to discuss your claim on 0800 342 3206.

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Muscle groups and the body’s soft tissues are primarily affected by myofascial pain syndrome. The disorder can usually be felt as muscle pain with knots beneath the skin known as ‘trigger points’. When these points are pressed it is normal to feel pain in other parts of the body. The main symptoms are:

  • Spasms
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle pain
  • Associated depression and behavioural disturbances
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

The Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

It commonly arises due to overstressed or injured muscles, ligaments or tendons. This is sometimes attributed to an accident or surgery.

A muscle that has been contracted repetitively is susceptible to developing myofascial pain. Jobs or hobbies which involve repetitive motion are major contributors. However, the condition can also be caused by a lack of activity (e.g. a broken arm in a sling).

What are the effects of Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Your quality of life, ability to work and carry out everyday tasks can be significantly degraded by chronic pain, including myofascial pain syndrome.

How can I claim compensation for Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

A successful compensation claim ensures that the financial burden is alleviated for those with reduced capacity or who are unable to work. You could not only receive compensation for the injury but also recover any loss of earnings that have resulted from the situation. This can also assist you in accessing specialist care and equipment which can help to manage your pain.

Every case is unique and your individual circumstances will need to be discussed to give an accurate indicator of the level of compensation you might receive. However, the figures below are based on previous settlements for chronic pain disorders and offer a rough guide.

Severity of pain disorder

Potential compensation

 

Severe cases with persistent and long-term symptoms that do not subside despite treatment. You pain disorder will impede your ability to work and you may require care/assistance.

 

 

£33,590 – £50,210

Moderate cases where the symptoms are persistent but less serious than above. The impact on your ability to work or carry out day-to-day tasks is less significant.

If a full or near total recovery is made (or expected) after symptoms have persisted for a number of years, you can expect the compensation to lie towards the bottom of the bracket (opposite).

If you were vulnerable to the development of a pain disorder within a few years, your compensation will likely also fall within this bracket.

 

£16,800 – £30,690

Claiming for Myofascial Pain Syndrome with Jefferies Solicitors

Our team of expert solicitors can help if you have had an accident or injury caused by the negligence of a third party which has resulted in myofascial pain. Contact our team on 0800 342 3206 for a free initial discussion about your situation today. Please also feel free to contact us online.

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