Monday, August 29, 2011

Chronic Pain is More Prevalent Than You May Think

Chronic pain is an extremely debilitating and life-changing issues that a large number of Americans deal with on a daily basis.  According to the American Pain Society, 42% of American adults experience pain daily (chronic pain) and 89% experience pain monthly.  Nearly half of all Americans seek out a physician at least once a year for pain relief as a primary complaint.  If you consider those statistics in terms of raw numbers, that means that about 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain, and millions of others directly related to them that are dealing with their diagnosis along with the affected person. 

With all that in mind, it is important to realize what a major effect chronic pain can have on day to day life.  It is all-encompassing and can prevent a person from spending time with their family, contributing to their community through daily work or volunteering, and make them unable to perform physical activities which they previously enjoyed.  Often, this chronic pain comes as a result of an accident, whether it be motor vehicle, slip-and-fall, brain or spinal cord injury, or countless other situations.  Attorney Doug Stoehr has worked with many clients who experience chronic pain as a result of an accident at the fault of another.  If you would like to contact our office to set up a free initial legal consultation, please click on the above link to reach us.

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