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07/20/2013
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Dealing with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after a Wichita Auto Accident

Some people are lucky enough to walk away from a car accident with only minor injuries. But after a few weeks, the pain may get worse; in fact it feels like your arm is on fire. Eventually, the pain spreads. It’s so excruciating that you can’t even sleep.

Although rare, this is a real disease, and there is no cure.  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has been nicknamed the “Suicide Disease.” CRPS occurs when injuries don’t heal properly. It is difficult for doctors to diagnose, and if it goes undiagnosed long enough, it can spread to the vascular system. If it reaches the vascular system, it can affect circulation to every part of the body, including major organs.

In many cases of CRPS, the pain becomes a chronic disabling pain, potentially causing its victims to lose consciousness. Unfortunately medical science knows very little about this condition and why trauma causes it in some people and not others.

This disease is an example of a severe injury from an auto accident, but many other injuries that don’t show up until days or weeks after the wreck can be just as painful. Whiplash is another example of an injury that doesn’t always show up right away. It too can become chronic and haunt its victim for a lifetime.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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