Sprains and strains are among the most common accident related injuries. Accident victims may suffer strains and sprains if they have had any type of impact to their being.
Strains and sprains can affect a person’s back, neck, shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankle. People who suffer sprains or strains may have to take time off from work to rest and recover. Chronic pain often follows a back or neck injury or some other type of serious accident. If an injury to a muscle, bone, or nerve does not follow the normal healing path, the injured person may suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). These conditions involve substantial and continuous pain, which may be accompanied by swelling, discoloration and changes in the temperature of the affected areas.