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Dealing with Chronic Pain After a Roadway Collision

Many people who have been seriously injured in a traffic collision in Hollywood or other South Florida cities find that they suffer from severe pain. In some cases, this pain can be debilitating and can be caused by head injuries, amputations, fractures, back injuries, and other serious injuries.

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In some cases, medical treatment alone can help a patient eliminate severe pain. For example, bone fractures often eventually heal and the pain goes away. For some unfortunate patients, however, chronic pain becomes a lifelong sentence and can only be managed rather than treated.

Dealing with Chronic Pain

People who suffer from a back injury or herniated disc in a car or truck accident, for example, may face a lifetime of increased pain and an increased risk of serious injury leading to even more pain. Someone with a herniated disc may feel better for months or even years only to find themselves in agonizing pain all over again if they twist their back or otherwise re-injure their back. Their backs become more prone to injury and patients with this condition may fear taking part in everyday activities, worried about hurting their backs again.

It is difficult to overestimate the devastating impact that chronic pain can have on a person’s life. A patient who suffers from this condition can have a hard time returning to work can suffer from depression, can suffer from sleep disorders, and can find literally every area of their life affected by their condition.

Getting Help for Pain

Patients who suffer from chronic pain may be able to get relief through treatment and medication to help manage symptoms. Some patients also find relief through rehabilitation or therapy. While new treatments are being developed all the time, these types of revolutionary treatments are often expensive and can be difficult to secure.

Patients who have suffered severe or chronic pain will generally have to continue with some form of pain management due to the nature of their injuries. This means that they will need to consider the lifelong costs of their condition. Someone who suffers from chronic pain may need a lifetime of medication, treatment, therapy, and doctors’ appointments.

It is important that if you have suffered this type of serious injury due to a car accident that was not your fault you seek legal advice and the best compensation possible. Securing compensation now can help you afford quality medical care later on.

According to the Insurance Research Council, people injured in a car accident recovered an average of three and a half times more money when they worked with a personal injury attorney compared to those who tried to file a claim themselves. If you have been injured, do not make the expensive mistake of deciding that you do not need legal help. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are always standing by and our team of attorneys has more than six decades of combined experience that can be put to work on your case to help you secure the fairest compensation possible. Your initial consultation with us is free of charge and comes with no obligation, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have been injured.