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Car Accidents and Chronic Pain from Personal Injuries
While it takes a split second for an accident to happen, the resulting injuries and pain can last for months, years or even a lifetime. At the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry in Scotland, a study showed that victims of injuries resulting from a car accident are more likely to develop chronic, long-term pain that is resistant to medical treatment than individuals who are injured in other ways.
This study followed 2,069 individuals who provided musculoskeletal pain information at three set times over a four-year time period. The participants were also asked which one of six types of traumatic events caused their injuries: car accident, childbirth, hospitalization, workplace injury, surgery or broken bones. Car accident victims showed an 84% increased risk of developing chronic pain over the other five types of trauma.
Personal Injury Sustained in a Tulsa Car Accident
Car accidents present forces to the body that are not intended to be handled by the human body. Even for victims who may suffer very little pain immediately following a crash, chronic pain can develop at a later date. This type of late-developing injury is the most difficult to diagnose and the most difficult to receive compensation for through a personal injury claim. Tulsa Accident Lawyers at Keith & Associates know the necessary steps you need to take to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve from your personal injuries.
While it is difficult to successfully treat chronic pain, both traditional and non-traditional treatments can offer relief. Your symptoms can be minimized through pain medicine, physical therapy and massage.
If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident, contact Keith & Associates’ Tulsa Accident Lawyers to guide you through the necessary steps you need to take to increase your ability to recover compensation for your chronic pain treatments.