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What Type of Personal Injury Accidents Can Lead to Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome?

| Nov 29, 2021 | Personal Injury

At Martinez & Schill, LLP, our San Diego personal injury attorneys understand that each of our California client’s injuries affects their day-to-day activities and overall quality of life in different ways.

That is why we take time to understand each client’s unique injury needs by listening to their stories before outlining the overall impact and financial compensation necessary to help them move forward with confidence.

It is our goal to seek real solutions that produce optimal results for all clients, and that is equally true when determining the needs of clients who suffer from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS.

What is Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, is a severe chronic pain condition that can affect any part of the body.

For many victims of CRPS, this means permanent chronic pain and discomfort that can last a lifetime and can include chronic weakness and numbness and abnormal gait issues that could potentially lead to hip, knee, and back issues that decrease mobility.

What Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in over 90% of all CRPS cases, the cause stems from nerve trauma or injury.

CRPS is often the result of a personal injury, including car, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, or incidents where heavy objects strike or crush a body part, common during construction accidents, and usually affects the injured person’s limbs including arms, hands, legs, and feet after fractures, sprains, and strains, or soft tissue injuries occur.

When trauma occurs to the nerves, they essentially become confused, creating an abnormal response that greatly heightens the effects of the injury, causing a far greater sense of pain.

Common signs and symptoms of CRPS include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in skin temperature, including burning, aching pain that worsens when touched
  • Skin changes accompanied by worsening pain, stiff joints, and weak muscles
  • Limited movement, pain, and muscle wasting

Our San Diego personal injury lawyers know that the side effects of CRPS are widespread and can cause depression in many victims, as they struggle with containing the pain and understanding how their mobility may be affected going forward and will account for their emotional and psychological needs too when assessing their recovery needs.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in San Diego at Martinez & Schill, LLP for a Free Case Evaluation

If you have been injured in an accident in California, and are suffering from CRPS, our skilled personal injury lawyers in San Diego can help you understand your legal options, so you can pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries for the financial recovery you need now and going forward.

Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Riverside at Martinez & Schill, LLP to discuss your injuries today by calling 951-200-4630.

We are here to help you get your life back, starting with a free case assessment.