Today's blog post is a guest post from the law firm of Console & Hollawell P.C.:
A car accident can happen in an instant, but the pain that results can last for months, even years. According to a study done by the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry in Scotland, people who suffer injuries in automobile accidents are more likely to develop chronic pain--long-term pain that is more resistant to medical treatment--than individuals who have been injured in other traumatic events.
The study observed 2,069 people who provided information about musculoskeletal pain three times over the course of four years. In addition to providing information on their pain, the study participants were also asked if they were victims of any of six physically traumatic events: automobile accident, workplace injury, surgery, broken bones, childbirth, or hospitalization.
Once researchers had all information, and after making adjustments for certain factors, they determined that the participants who reported being in a car crash had an 84% increased risk of developing chronic pain.
Injuries sustained in car accidents are unlike other injuries. In a car accident, the body is exposed to forces that it is simply not built to withstand. It's not surprising that automobile accidents result in chronic widespread pain.
While chronic pain can be difficult to treat, it can be managed through a variety of traditional treatments, such as pain medicine and physical therapy, as well as alternative treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, guided meditation, and energy healing.
The best treatment or chronic pain is the treatment that minimizes symptoms. If you or someone you love has recently been in an automobile accident, schedule a free consultation with a New Jersey injury attorney to find out how you can increase the chances of getting the therapy and treatment you need for your chronic pain.