If you were in a car accident
and experienced chronic pain after an auto injury, what would you do? Would you continue to go to the medical doctor and chiropractor? Would you continue to pay out-of-pocket expenses if you have to? Would you decide file a lawsuit?
Chronic pain after an auto injury can continue for years. The problem is that you don’t know ahead of time how long you’ll be suffering.
In one study of 948 auto injury
patients, 70 percent felt persistent pain in one or more areas of the body. Overall, 28 percent had moderate or even severe neck pain, 4 percent had symptoms of fibromyalgia, and 13 percent had pain in seven or more parts of their body.
Despite this chronic pain, 83 percent said they were not planning on filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for injuries.
Research has indicated that chronic pain after an auto injury can last a decade or more. Think about what it would be like to continue having chronic pain a few years later after a car accident. How would it change the quality of your life? What type of things would you have to stop doing?
Talk to your Cheektowaga chiropractor Dr. Palmer about the pros and cons about filing a lawsuit to receive reimbursement for your chronic pain after an auto injury. He’ll take the time with you to inform you about all the details. Regardless of your decision, Dr. Palmer will ensure you get back to your pain-free life as quickly as possible. Call our office in the Cheektowaga area to start your recovery from auto injury today.
University of North Carolina Health Care, 2014 Jan 17. Chronic neck pain common among car crash victims but most don’t sue. Science Daily.