Chronic pain is persistent pain, usually present for six months or longer,
and is the most common pain patients suffer from. Chronic pain is usually
due to a non life-threatening condition that has not responded to treatments
prescribed by their physician. Disorders that may result in the development
of chronic pain include arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, low back pain,
whiplash injuries or TMJ dysfunction.
Accident victims who suffer from chronic pain may also suffer from a variety
of other problems, related to their chronic pain. A person who are unable
to cope with chronic pain may become depressed, withdrawn, and develop
feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Chronic pain sufferers may
not be able to cope with the constant pain and inability to find adequate
relief. Their inability to cope with this pain often leads to interference
with their daily activities, their social and familial roles. Often they
become frustrated, sleep deprived and angry.
Treatment for patients with chronic pain needs to be multidisciplinary,
involving the patient, physicians, nurses, therapists and physical therapy.
A multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain allows the patient to receive
appropriate physical therapy, medications, and psychosocial treatment.
Always get prompt medical attention for yourself or anyone suffering an
injury leading to chronic pain. If you, a friend, or loved one is wrongfully
suffering from chronic pain, you ask why, and take immediate steps to
protect your or their legal interest. Consider the suggestions in our
accident guide, and call us immediately. We are here to help. At Larry King Law, we recognize
the unique issues pertaining accident victims. You can call us at 757-209-2265
seven days a week, 24 hours a day, everyday of the year. You can now contact
us on this web site. We are committed to doing the extra things it takes
to help our clients.