Trying to overcome, alleviate and eliminate pain is a monumental struggle for injured Michigan auto accident victims. And for many, it’s a struggle they can never win.
Consequently, they end up battling pain for the rest of their lives. That never-ending type of pain is called “chronic pain.” Tragically, it’s a very common occurrence.
Current scientific research is uncovering evidence of a distinct and profound connection between physical injuries, the pain caused by those injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
In fact, science on chronic pain reveals that exposure to long-term, i.e. chronic, pain can cause damaging chemical and organic changes in the brain of an auto accident victim — to the point that a rewiring of the victim’s brain occurs.
The result is that the person’s pain-damaged brain becomes so conditioned and hardwired to pain that the brain continues to send pain signals to the body long after the physical injuries have resolved.
Chronic pain can also cause depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, pain and the problems it causes can wear you down over time, and may begin to affect your mood. Chronic pain causes a number of problems that can lead to depression, such as trouble sleeping and stress. Disabling pain can cause low self-esteem due to work, legal or financial issues.
There’s no downside to contacting an injury attorney with questions about chronic pain and your accident. Call us at (800) 777-0028, or fill out our consultation form.
The call and the advice is free, and we’re always here to help.