Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 6 months. Unfortunately, people in car accidents often fall into this group along with 100 Million other Americans.

Chronic pain can be excruciating and either partially or totally incapacitating. It takes an emotional toll on the person in pain as well as his or her family.

The emotional toll can make the pain even worse. Stress, anxiety and depression interact in complex ways and can interfere with the body’s production of natural painkillers, and increase production of substances than can amplify pain in the body such as cortisol. This can become a vicious cycle.

Treatment of chronic pain encompasses physical as well as psychological approaches.

As a Sacramento chronic pain attorney since 1982, I’ve written the guide below to outline some of the chronic pain issues that people may face and to outline possible solutions.

Please click on any of the links below to learn more about these various types of chronic pain. 
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