Being constantly in pain for years is a horrific situation. As the name suggests, chronic pain never goes away or often lasts well beyond the usual recovery time. There are various types of chronic pain including:
Chronic pain can also be triggered by an illness, accident or a disability. Some pains, such as lower back pain, begin as acute pain but over time turn into chronic pain. Migraine pain comes under the recurrent pain category. The cause of the pain may be established in some cases while it may remain unknown in other cases.
One in Ten People Suffer from Chronic Pain in Canada.
Chronic pain affects people of all ages, sexes and demographics. Middle aged Canadians are more susceptible to chronic pains due to changing body conditions. It can disturb our life by disrupting sleep, hurting constantly, and by lowering energy. Furthermore, it can affect social, professional, marital and family life. Normal household activities can seem like a burden.
Chronic pain can have serious effects. People may develop anxiety disorders. It can threaten financial security and in extreme cases can lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Given the impact of pain on the quality of life, people may slip into severe anxiety and depression.
Medically known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it can lead to cognitive problems and profound fatigue. Chronic fatigue consists of neurological endocrinal dysfunction, physiological illness and immune system dysregulation. The body’s autonomic nervous system is affected severely. Bed rest and relaxation therapies usually do not improve this condition forcing further mental and physical exertion.
Compensation for Chronic Pain
Alberta Injury Lawyer can help you achieve compensation for chronic pain through various channels. We have helped people get financial and medical compensation. If the pain is caused as a result of a car accident, you are entitled to private rehabilitation under the accident benefits claim. If the accident is someone else’s fault, you can file a tort claim. It further provides you compensation for loss of income and pain and suffering as a result of the accident.