There are many car accident injuries a person can experience. There are certain examples that often come to people’s minds, such as whiplash or head injuries. One example that people do not often think of is chronic pain syndrome. Keep reading to learn about it and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you need a free legal case evaluation.
What is Chronic Pain Syndrome?
A medical condition, chronic pain syndrome refers to any type of ongoing pain that continues for more than six months. It can be very hard to diagnose and can present with a long list of physical symptoms. Chronic pain syndrome can develop due to physical issues and/or neurological issues.
Post-Traumatic Stress Can Lead to Chronic Pain Syndrome
A person who experiences post-traumatic stress has a higher than average chance of also developing chronic pain syndrome. They may also have other symptoms such as insomnia or other issues with sleeping, anxiety, and difficulty performing their typical day to day activities.
Treatment Options for Chronic Pain Syndrome
One of the most frustrating aspects of chronic pain syndrome is the fact that it can be extremely difficult to treat. Depending on the specifics of your case, your doctor could recommend that you attend physical therapy. They may recommend occupational therapy to help you perform your job correctly. They could even recommend recreational therapy. In extreme situations, surgery may be required.
Due to the mental aspect of this syndrome, it is often the case that medications such as anti-depressants will be prescribed too. Doctors may also suggest anti-anxiety medications and various treatments for insomnia.
How to Get the Help You Need to Treat Chronic Pain Syndrome
If you cannot afford to follow through with the recommended treatments for chronic pain syndrome, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you. If the injury that caused the syndrome was the fault of someone else, and they acted recklessly or carelessly, then they may be found at-fault for your accident and thus responsible for damages – including medical care.
Even if the accident occurred years ago, you might have options. In the state of California, most personal injury claims have a two-year statute of limitations, which means you can file a claim for up to two years after the date of the accident. If it has been longer than that, but you were not aware of the injury until more than two years had passed, you may still have options.
Your next step is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We can go over the facts with you and help you determine the right way forward. Call us now and we are happy to get started.