The definition of chronic pain syndrome is often debated in the medical community. Some believe that the pain must last six months to be considered chronic—others say three months. Some assert that any pain that lasts longer than the reasonably expected healing time should be labeled chronic.
But no matter the timeframe or type of injury that caused the chronic pain, one thing is certain—chronic pain can forever change your life.
Far Reaching Effects of Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic pain syndrome causes more than pain. Its effects can work their way into every aspect of your life, causing:
- Mental anguish
- Decreased sex drive
- Increase in drug or alcohol use
- Dependent behaviors
- A reduction in activities you once enjoyed
- Marital and family issues
- Loss of work
- Adverse reactions to pain medications and other therapies
If a car accident caused the injury that lead to your chronic pain, you may curse the day you were involved in the crash. This is understandable; however, there may be something you can do to regain some of what you have lost, and a way to get the money you need to pay for ongoing therapies and improve your quality of life.
It may not be too late to file for compensation for your pain and suffering. Call the experienced attorneys at the Newton, PA car accident law firm of Cordisco & Saile today to discuss your options. With years of experience in fighting for the rights of those injured during a car crash, our lawyers have what it takes to defend your rights and get you the money you need. You do not have to deal with this alone. We can help. Call today.