Accidents can result in a number of injuries, and for some, that can mean chronic pain. If you’re suffering from chronic pain that was caused by another person’s or entity’s negligence, you may want to speak with an experienced accident attorney.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks. Chronic pain often lingers weeks, months, or even years after the initial injury and many accident victims neglect to consider this ongoing pain and how it will affect their lives.
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
As with any type of injury, there are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to severe. It can continue day after day or come and go. Symptoms of chronic pain resulting from an accident can include:
- A dull ache
- Loss of appetite
- Mood swings
- Lack of energy
This list is not exhaustive. Discuss your symptoms with a medical professional to determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation.
Side Effects of Ongoing Pain
Chronic pain can have a negative impact on a person’s mental health. The side effects of not being able to live life as you did before can lead to depression, anxiety, and more. It can affect your job, your relationship, your family life. If you are suffering from chronic pain that was a result of someone else’s negligence, you should receive financial compensation. While money will not take away your pain, it will help you pay for treatments.
Treatment of Chronic Pain
How do you treat chronic pain? Well, every case will be different, but generally speaking, treatment focuses on pain management. By this we mean your medical team will want to reduce your pain level while also improving your ability to perform daily activities. Treatment can include medication, physical therapy, surgery, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and more. Of course, all of this costs money, which is all the more reason to ensure that you are represented by an injury attorney who understands your case and the importance of helping you achieve the greatest possible financial recovery.
If you or a loved one was injured in any type of accident and it was not your fault, reach out to the experienced injury attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today for a free consultation about your potential case and to discuss your legal rights.