It is not uncommon for accident victims to experience intense and enduring chronic pain. Chronic pain, as a result of an accident, is likely to be associated with soft tissue pain; making it challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat. In many chronic pain cases, the victim’s pain initially appears from the accident related injury and then continues far beyond the period in which the injury is medically expected to heal. Whiplash and lower back pain are often categorized amongst chronic pain cases. Studies have shown that in 85% of lower back pain cases, there is no anatomic or physiological explanation.
Insurance companies may begin to question the legitimacy of the claim. Is the pain real, or is the claimant exaggerating? How disabling is the pain really? Is the claimant truly unable to work? This line of questioning often leaves victims feeling anxious, depressed and desolate. There are resources for those suffering from chronic pain including Pain BC.
Medical conditions like chronic pain syndrome are anything but imaginary or psychosomatic. The pain that claimants are feeling is real and affects their lives in many ways. We can help if you are suffering from chronic pain, including:
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD);
- Whiplash injuries to the back or neck;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Chronic lower back pain;
- Disc injuries causing chronic pain; and
- Knee injuries causing chronic pain.
Contact us for legal advice about your specific circumstances.