This case involved a 21 year-old college student whose promising career as a concert pianist was cut short by multiple injuries suffered from a rear-end collision in Somerville, Massachusetts. The automobile accident in which she was involved caused a chronic myofascial pain syndrome in the client’s neck and right shoulder, and triggered a seizure disorder from the head injuries she sustained.

The client struggled valiantly to finish college and to continue with her career as a musician, but she could no longer meet the physical demands of the hours of practice required of a concert pianist. As a result of the collision, she suffered from lapses in concentration, disorientation, spells of losing time and “blacking out,” and ultimately from tonic/chronic type seizures. The medications our client had to take for her seizure disorder further hampered her musical abilities, and posed an increased risk to her for giving birth to a normal child in the future.