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The mental impact of chronic pain after a wreck

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2022 | Personal injury

Vehicular collisions commonly result in physical injuries. More often than not, these are immediately apparent and even if they are not, a skilled doctor can detect them quickly with tests. 

Physical injuries can result in chronic pain, which in turn can impact a person’s mental health. The impact that pain has on a person’s mental well-being can be trickier to narrow down, but there is certainly a link between chronic pain and mental health issues. Outlined below are a few things to consider. 

Feelings of anxiety 

Chronic pain can consume a person’s life to the point that even when there is a brief pause, the anxiety over the return of the pain causes the individual immense suffering.

Living with this anxiety each day will most likely prevent you from doing many of the things you enjoy doing. In severe cases, it may be near-impossible for the individual to function each day let alone enjoy life. 

Depression and chronic pain 

There are also links between chronic pain and depression. When someone is in pain, it is a natural reaction to find a safe place to recover. In terms of mental health, this safe place can soon turn into a complete withdrawal from wider society and a deep depression. 

Remember, if you have been hurt due to the negligence of someone else then you can claim compensation for both your physical and mental suffering. Having some legal guidance on your side will give you a clearer indication of your options and help you get what you deserve.