Chronic pain is a difficult condition to live with. People with chronic pain typically don’t “look” sick, even if they’re experiencing significant pain daily. According to the CDC, at least 50 million American adults have chronic pain—but it’s rarely diagnosed, since doctors focus on more obvious conditions.
If an accident left you with chronic pain, it’s only fair you’re compensated for your pain and suffering as well as the future medical expenses associated with this condition. The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you prove chronic pain and get the compensation to which you’re entitled.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain can take a number of forms, but it’s characterized as ongoing and debilitating pain, typically after an accident, which interferes with daily life. There are dozens of associated symptoms, but they may look like other conditions. This can lead to misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment.
Symptoms include the pain itself, whether it’s focused in one area, or a general diffuse pain throughout the body. Muscles might be tight, stiff or sore, or spasm. In addition to the pain, patients might experience sweatiness or clamminess, temperature sensitivity, difficulty sleeping, depression and anxiety, fatigue and changes to hair, skin and nail texture.
Because these symptoms are often associated with other conditions, chronic pain syndrome is often overlooked—even when the patient tells their doctor that it only started after their accident.
How to prove chronic pain
Proving chronic pain in an accident case can be challenging. The plaintiff must make a strong connection between the accident and the onset of their condition. It may be tough to document that medical link, especially if you can’t afford ongoing doctor visits. In some cases, your doctor may refuse to classify your pain as a long-term, permanent injury.
The Law Offices of Tim Misny are experienced in proving chronic pain. We’ll help you collect proof that your chronic pain started after your accident, and continues to interfere with your daily life. For example, your previous patient history compared to your post-accident symptoms may help. Medical bills and out-of-pocket costs, documentation proving lost wages, alternative treatments like chiropractic care and other evidence can be helpful in establishing a link between your accident and the ongoing, increased costs.
If you’re suffering chronic pain after an accident, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny right away.
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