As stated in a recent Huffington Post article, patients who suffer from chronic pain also often have experiences with other cognitively-based problems like memory and attention difficulties. According to the article, which can be found by clicking this link, “A study conducted by Nadine Attal and her team suggests that those who have problems with their brain’s ability in attention, memory or other executive functions may have more issues with chronic pain after surgeries.” The results of this study are interesting because they suggest that, not only does your brain respond differently as a result of dealing with chronic pain, but you may respond differently to dealing with chronic pain as a result of your brain’s cognitive makeup.
It is very important to monitor your pain and consult with a knowledgeable physician if you suspect that you may have a case of chronic pain. Many chronic pain sufferers initially develop pain after the occurrence of a serious accident or injury. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer located in Altoona, PA and serves the central and western Pennsylvania area. He takes cases for chronic pain patients who are suffering from their condition due to the fault of another. For more information on him and his firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100.