Accident victims have so much to deal with all at once – a serious diagnosis, potentially permanent physical limitations, the cost of medical care. When chronic and intense pain plagues a patient, it can be almost unbearable.
Acute pain is temporary and will subside once an injury is treated. Chronic pain is an ongoing and usually consistent pain that is more difficult to treat.
Pain Is Subjective
Pain as a sensation can not be technically quantified. Some people have a higher pain tolerance than others. What you may consider to be severe pain, rating a “10”, someone else may rate only as a “5”. This subjective quality makes pain difficult to treat.
Pain Management Has Been Researched for Years
Today, in addition to strong medication, there are pain management techniques such as mental exercises to occupy your attention. Although chronic pain can occur with many types of severe injuries, it’s most often associated with burns. Sometimes behavioral and lifestyle changes can modify pain severity.
Treatment for chronic pain may include any combination of:
- Physical therapy
- Heat therapy
The B.C. lawyers at Stephens and Holman know that dealing with an injury requires strict focus and attention. You concentrate on recovery and let us concentrate on getting you a fair settlement. Contact us by calling 604-730-4120 for a complimentary review of your serious injury case.