The idea behind long term pain management is to turn existing with chronic pain into living with chronic pain.
If the condition has proved resistant to treatment, the search for a cure is, reluctantly, replaced by the pursuit of an improvement in the quality of life.
Multi-disciplinary pain management programmes, sometimes residential, are often the starting point. They have a good track record in helping sufferers improve function and mood and therefore quality of life.
People can and do live with chronic pain; many of our clients are testament to that. But it is fundamental that if their pain cannot be cured, that their future is, at least, financially secure. Coping with chronic pain is not helped by the constant worry of depleting finances.
Their pain will invariably have huge financial consequences for them; lost earnings, lost pension, the cost of future care, treatment and therapies, aids, equipment and adaptations for their home. The list goes on. It is vital that all of the costs involved are quantified and included in the claim.