Personal Injury and Chronic Back Pain
When an accident results in personal injuries, the effects can be catastrophic. Some of the most damaging types of accidents are those that result in injuries to the spinal cord or back. These types of personal injuries can lead to chronic back pain, which can impact all areas of a person’s life.
Personal injury attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton understands the unique, long-term losses associated with injuries resulting in chronic back pain. He works hard to get clients from Arlington, TX, and surrounding areas the maximum compensation they are due for the damages of chronic back pain.
Injuries that May Result in Chronic Back Pain
Any type of accident has the potential to cause chronic back pain, but the risk is especially high if the spinal cord or its surrounding muscles and nerves are damaged. Back injuries that are likely to result in chronic back pain for our Arlington clients include:
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Facet joint injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Nerve compression
Treating Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain often requires long-term care, and sometimes lifelong treatment. In many cases there is no cure for chronic back pain, so treatment focuses on managing discomfort to provide individuals with some degree of comfort and normalcy. Potential treatments and/or therapies for chronic back pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Stretching and exercise
- Chiropractic care
- Medication (pain medication should only be used short-term)
- Injection treatments
- Back surgery
Effects of Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is generally considered chronic if it lingers for more than a few months. This type of chronic discomfort has an impact on multiple aspects of a person’s life. Continual pain not only takes its toll physically, but also emotionally. People living with chronic pain may be unable to enjoy some of their favorite activities, like exercising, bike riding, or playing with their children.
Chronic back pain can also impact a person’s ability to work comfortably. Depending on the severity of injuries and the pain it causes, injury victims may require extensive time off work. Some of our Arlington clients are forced to leave their job and look for an alternate line of work that accommodates their physical condition. Time off work or a loss of work can put financial strain on injury victims and their families, at a time when medical bills are likely to be mounting.
The physical and emotional strain of chronic back pain, along with a compromised quality of life, can greatly affect a person’s mental well-being. It is not unusual for people who suffer from chronic back pain to struggle with depression. All of these effects should be considered when seeking financial compensation for personal injury damages.
Damages for Chronic Back Pain
Rocky Walton understands the unique effects that chronic back pain can have on his clients. He takes all of a person’s losses into account when seeking financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Areas of damage that may be awarded to victims of chronic back pain include:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of ongoing and future therapy/treatment
- Expense of necessary psychological care/therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Contact Personal Injury Attorney Rocky Walton
If you are living with chronic back pain following an accident, personal injury attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton can help you hold liable parties accountable for your damages. To discuss the details of your injury, send us a message or call (817) 429-4299 to schedule a personal consultation.