Can Car Accidents Cause MS? (Multiple Sclerosis)
Any health condition that develops after a car accident can be difficult to diagnose. According to WebMD, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the fifteen illnesses that medical professionals have trouble identifying.
Following a car accident, medical teams execute countless tests on their patients to search for broken bones or head trauma. The complication here is that there is no single test that will determine if MS is a possibility. It is a disease that can significantly impact your quality of life, and unfortunately, can only be distinguished by ruling out all other diseases.
Another drawback is that studies show that there is no link between new or pre-existing MS and traumatic injury; however, there is a growing body of research that suggests that head injuries could be a potential trigger to MS. The following provides insightful information that can influence your claim if you have been in a car accident that you believe resulted in or triggered your MS.