Muscle Strain After A Car Accident

Muscle Strain After A Car Accident

Muscle Strain After A Car Accident

A muscle strain, also known as a pulled muscle, is a common injury that can occur after a car accident. The sudden force and impact of the crash can cause the muscles in the back, neck, or limbs to stretch or tear. Symptoms of a muscle strain include pain, swelling, tenderness, and reduced mobility in the affected area. Treatment may include rest, ice, physical therapy, pain medication, and in severe cases, surgery. Early diagnosis and proper care can help speed up recovery and reduce the risk of long-term complications.

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Sudden onset of pain while exercising or with movement may indicate a muscle strain. Other symptoms include:

  • Reduced range of motion
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness

The degree of your muscle strain may determine the severity of your symptoms. With a mild muscle strain, your muscle may feel stiff, but you should be able to retain movement. With a severe muscle strain, you may have a severely limited range of motion along with the pain. You can manage a mild muscle strain at home with ice, rest, and anti-inflammatory medication. If your muscle strain is severe, you need to schedule an appointment with your Compass Pain and Spine doctor.

Lower back pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your lower back.


Compass Pain and Spine can diagnose a muscle strain during a comprehensive history and physical examination. In addition, we may also request diagnostic tests such as an MRI or ultrasound.