Saturday, April 3, 2010

Chronic pain - A Verdict is No Cure

Some doctors, lawyers, insurance adjusters and everyday citizens still believe, that once your lawsuit, or your case with Workers Compensation is finished, you will be all better. Your pains will magically disappear and you can return to work and a normal life. Wouldn’t this be nice?

This scenario is depicted in the movies and television, sometimes. The case is won by a smart attorney. The accident victim is now rich. He walks out of the court room, throws his crutches away, and lives happily ever after. This is the American way, isn't it?

Life doesn’t work out this way though and never has. Scientists have studied this issue in numerous research projects over the years. The findings have been quite clear. Chronic pain does not end when your case is settled. This is true for individuals that suffer from chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, or any type of injury that leads to long-term pain.

Your life may be less stressful because the insurance companies and lawyers are out of your life. With less stress, your pain and injuries may be less aggravated. You may be able to sleep at little better. Your mind won't be plagued by endless intrusions, threats, and accusations. For this reason, it is very helpful to have your dealings with insurance companies end as soon as possible. But settlements and court victories, however useful in paying your debts, cannot cure chronic pain. A verdict is no cure.

Even if others stubbornly cling to their prejudices, it is important for you to be clear about this essential fact.

Please post your thoughts and ideas on this matter. It is very important. Your comments can help a lot of people.

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