Things to Know About Trigger Point Injections After a Car Accident

Posted: November 25, 2022

“Trigger points” have been defined as painful knots in muscles that can be sensitive to touching and other forms of pressure. Some medical providers recommend trigger point injections to help treat this finding, which can sometimes arise from a serious underlying medical condition. Those injured in a motor vehicle accident may find that their medical provider recommends trigger point injections to help allay symptoms and improvement the prospects of recovery.  

What are Trigger Point Injections?

According to some studies, trigger point injections can be an effective way to decrease pain in the musculoskeletal system, including when medical providers conclude that the source of pain is a permanent condition. The injections are believed to relax the taut muscle, allowing the muscle fiber to lengthen, and for metabolic waste to be removed. This process assists in breaking the “pain-tension cycle,” hopefully reducing symptoms.      

Does Insurance Cover Trigger Point Injections?

While trigger point injections may ease certain muscular pain brought on by motor vehicle accident injuries, they can be potentially costly, especially when administered regularly over a long period of time. In most cases after a New York motor vehicle accident, the “no-fault” insurance carrier will cover accident-related medical treatment, along with lost wages and certain other injury-related expenses.  

In the event that no-fault benefits are exhausted through payment, or otherwise denied, the injured person may be able to bring a separate claim against the at-fault driver, seeking recovery for economic loss in excess of “basic economic loss.”  

While most car accident claims in New York require some showing that the injured person sustained a “serious injury”, no such showing is required when the injured person seeks recovery for economic loss in excess of “basic economic loss.” Every situation is unique, depending on the circumstance.  

Need Help After a Car Accident Injury?

If you were injured in a car accident, along with a claim for pain and suffering you may be entitled to compensation for injury-related medical expenses, such as the cost of trigger point injections and other forms of pain management. An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney at William Mattar, P.C. can review your case and help determine how you could receive maximum compensation for your injuries.  

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