Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 5:41 am    

When you are involved in a car accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately after the collision. If you choose not to be transported to the emergency room, you should see your family doctor as soon as possible. In some cases, it is easy to access the injuries, such as in the case of a broken bone or a penetrating head injury.  However, in other cases, it may be more difficult to know how seriously you are injured unless you see a physician.

For example, you could be suffering from whiplash or a closed head injury, but you may not know this for a few hours or even a few days because symptoms may not be present immediately following the crash. It is always in your best interest, for your health and to protect your legal rights, to seek medical treatment after any accident.

Injuries Sustained in an Accident

Common injuries that our attorneys see as a result of a car accident includes:

  • Brain injury and head trauma, including concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and closed head injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations, cuts, and bruises
  • Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Neck injuries and whiplash
  • Burns, scarring, and disfigurement
  • Amputations and paralysis

For some victims, the pain of their injuries can be overwhelming. Chronic pain can affect any area of the body and can range from mild to severe.  Unfortunately, some victims face a lifetime of chronic pain that can be so debilitating they are unable to work or function as they did prior to the accident.

What is the Treatment for Chronic Pain?

If your physician can diagnose the underlying cause of your chronic pain, he can treat the cause in hopes of relieving the pain. However, this may not always work. Some types of chronic pain cannot be cured. The only treatment is pain management through medication and other forms of treatment.

Medications used to treat chronic pain include NSAIDs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants, and opioids. In addition to medication, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy, acupuncture, Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units, or topical treatments. The key is to find out what works best for your pain.

Keeping a pain journal can help your doctor understand how to treat your chronic pain. Include all relevant information in your journal including when your pain is worse, what seems to trigger pain, and the level of pain you experience during various times of day and various activities. Because chronic pain can also result in severe depression, anxiety, and emotional stress, you should also seek the advice of a psychological professional if you feel your chronic pain is beginning to impact your emotional state.

Call a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Appointment

If your chronic pain is the result of an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to receive compensation for your suffering. Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 to schedule a free consultation.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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