Chronic Pain – What is it?

May 13, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Free stock photo of 14 february, adult, aloneAccording to the Government of Canada, nearly 8 million Canadians live with chronic pain. Chronic pain can develop after a serious injury in car accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, and from other personal injuries.


There are two types of pain: 


Acute pain is temporary and usually resolves as you heal. It’s the pain you feel when you slam your finger in a door or break your arm.


Chronic pain diagnosis is made when the pain lasts for longer than three months. This is the kind of pain that is invisible to the observer (there isn’t a cast or other visible cue that you are injured) and is recognized as a disease in and of itself.  Chronic Pain can continue with no known cause. It can continue after the injury has healed, or after the condition is treated. Chronic pain can be divided into two types.


Chronic Primary Pain: Chronic primary pain remains despite the complete healing of injured tissues or bones. It is pain that has does not have an identifiable cause. Examples include non-specific back pain, musculoskeletal pain, chronic pelvic pain, and fibromyalgia. 


Chronic Secondary Pain: This is pain that is associated with a known injury. Examples include long-term pain following cancer treatment, post-surgical pain, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative diseases.


When you are injured in an accident it is important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your injuries and recommend when and how to file your claim for compensation or accident benefits. 


Timing is important in many cases as is experience. A good lawyer will work with you and evaluate your case thoroughly with consideration for your future security and your family’s. 


A diagnosis of chronic pain means that your future employability, future income potential and medical health may all be compromised. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own contact the experienced personal injury lawyers with a successful track record at Deutschmann Personal Injury and Disability Law 1.866.414.4878.

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