Pain that continues six months after an injury occurs is considered to be chronic pain. Chronic pain may be the result of disc injury, nerve damage, facet joint pain, and other health conditions caused by an injury.
Chronic pain is consistent and ongoing, which can impact every single aspect of your life, including work, hobbies, and even relationships. Chronic pain is especially common after motor vehicle accidents and, if you are suffering chronic pain as the result of an accident that was the fault of another party, you may deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.
Common Chronic Pain Conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Common Treatments for Chronic Pain
- Physical therapy
- Heat therapy
Chronic pain is never fully cured or healed, instead you have to learn how to effectively manage your pain, which usually requires ongoing medical treatment or prescription medication, which can be very costly.
Chronic pain can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, disruption to mental wellbeing, and inability to work for long spans of time, resulting in significant loss of income, for which you may be entitled to compensation. However, chronic pain is also often invisible and pain is subjective and impossible to measure, making it more difficult to prove your condition in a legal setting.
When you do your free consultation, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will go over the possibilities regarding compensation you may be entitled to and will give you an honest estimate of how much of a financial settlement you are likely to get in the end.
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