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 A person who are unable to cope with chronic pain may become depressed, withdrawn, and develop feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.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, P.C., 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.