Pain is your body’s reaction to trauma – injury or illness. However, when the pain persists far beyond 3 to 6 months, it is often referred to as chronic pain. Chronic pain can take a toll also on your emotional and physical health.
About 25% of people who suffer with chronic pain will also be diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS). A diagnosis of CPS requires that people suffer beyond symptoms beyond pain alone, like depression and anxiety, which also interferes with their ability to perform their activities of daily living.
If the pain becomes persistent, constant, and chronic, it is important you are seen by a pain specialist/clinic who can better assess and manage your pain.
Another form of chronic pain can also develop into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is a form of chronic pain which usually affects an arm or leg and can develop after an injury. Symptoms of CRPS may change over time and vary from person to person. Pain, swelling, redness, noticeable changes in temperature, and hypersensitivity (particularly to cold and touch) usually occur first.
The team at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP. strongly encourages all Ontarians to engage in safe practices.
If you or a loved one have been injured and think you may have chronic pain as a result, you may be entitled to receive the help you deserve. Contact us at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.