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Chronic pain is an ongoing, persistent medical condition that can last anywhere from a few days to over 6 months if left untreated. Unlike acute pain which is passing, chronic pain is often unpredictable and the source of it is incredibly difficult to diagnose. For that reason, a lot of people who endure this condition as a direct result of a car accident or slip and fall incident tend to suffer in silence because they don’t think anyone will believe they’re actually injured.
Since chronic pain doesn’t always have easily identifiable symptoms like bruising or swelling, many medical professionals prematurely dismiss their patients and fail to provide proper chronic pain treatment. That’s why you need the distinguished personal injury lawyers at Mirian™ Law Firm in Toronto and the GTA to work on your case.
We know that there are enough obstacles in your way when it comes to filing a personal injury claim in Ontario. Having an experienced and competent legal team on your side increases your chances of receiving a fair settlement.
What are the Different Types of Chronic Pain?
As mentioned, chronic pain is characterized as pain that lasts for 6 months or longer. Pain is a signifier sent from your brain to other parts of your body to signal that something is wrong. If you’re experiencing particularly strong chronic pain or any type of pain that goes away and then comes back, you need to seek professional medical attention. There are 3 main types of chronic pain you should know about:
- 1. Neuropathic Pain. The human body contains a complex network of nerves known as the peripheral nerve system. These nerves transmit pain signals from the brain throughout the entire body. Neuropathic chronic pain occurs when these nerves are damaged due to an accident or injury.
- 2. Nociceptive Pain. Nociceptors are a type of pain receptors that exist throughout the body. They send signals from the brain to specific body parts in response to certain types of injuries such as muscle pain or post-workout soreness, bone fractures, and somatic conditions such as scrapes and scratches on the skin.
- 3. Visceral Pain. Although not all of your internal organs have pain receptors, certain ones such as the uterus, intestines, and bladder do. The problem with these nociceptors is that the brain has a hard time pinpointing the exact source of the pain and this can make it all the more difficult for medical professionals to diagnose the sensations.
Examples of chronic pain that are related to personal injury can include bone fractures that haven’t healed correctly, developing arthritis, and recurring joint pain.
One of the reasons chronic pain personal injury cases are so challenging for inexperienced lawyers is because oftentimes, the symptoms don’t present themselves right away and this can make it difficult to argue in a court of law, especially if the statute of limitations on the case has expired.
Considering there are numerous potential causes of chronic pain, it’s understandable to feel apprehensive about pursuing this type of case. However, having experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers on your side helps.
Get the Legal Help You Need Today
Chronic pain management is made a lot easier when you enlist the help of the capable and knowledgeable lawyers at Mirian™ Law Firm. We`ve helped clients all over Toronto and the GTA fight for their rightful compensation and we know we can help you too. Contact us today to book your free consultation.