pain and suffering


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pain and suffering

(in law) an element in a claim for damages that allows recovery for the mental and physical pain, suffering, distress, and trauma that an individual has endured as a result of injury.
The constellation of physical discomfort and distress and mental and emotional trauma recoverable as damages in a lawsuit

pain and suffering

Psychological distress or discomfort experienced as a result of an injury. Estimates of pain and suffering are used to determine the extent of a patient's award in malpractice cases and the residual disability a patient may have.

Patient discussion about pain and suffering

Q. I have been suffering from back pain for the past two months. I have tried several treatments. Any ideas? I don't have a history of back pain. I started to experience pain in my shoulders, neck and upper back about two months ago. Prior to the condition I started to work out with a personal trainer, but I felt good for three months, so the doctor and I don't think there is a connection. I tried many types of massages, chiropractic treatment, and Acupunctures. I also went to an orthopedic MD. The doctor prescribed Arxocia for ten days and another round of Arxocia pills . I still have pain in my shoulders and neck. Any ideas what can I do. The doctor says it's nothing serious and that it's called upper back pain and that it will pass with time. Any ideas to ease the pain and treat this?

A. have you tried naprapathy, check it out, you will be surprised.

Q. i suffer from a really strong lower back pain? how can i ease the pain and treat it correctly?

A. First, take some time, don't do much, take ibuprofen, go on walks and stretch like crazy, three times a day if you can. I stretch at my desk job all the time. Just throw my leg up when I start hurting and stretch the back of my legs. I am a lot more problematic (had a couple of back operations)but that is the basics. Like I have told others. Best way to ultimately tell is by seeing a nurosurgeon or orthopedic and get an MRI. It is spendy but it tells the story. They may say operate but it doesn't mean you have to. They are professionals, find good docs, ask around. Good luck.

Q. My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender/trigger points moves. My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender points /trigger points moves. The pain moves. For this reason, pain cannot be bound to specific points. Can anybody help?

A. It’s a usual feeling faced by most. Really you will get more help from this community. We recommend you to consider neurophysiology and neuropsychology which can help you to understand the problem and the quality of pathological inference and its central representation.

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Of course, it would be wrong to imply that, if a person's will is strong enough, any degree of pain and suffering can be held at bay indefinitely.
Palliative care should include an assessment of the patient's pain and suffering, a review of treatment options, and follow-up and monitoring to assess the success of pain relief strategies, the level of suffering, and the patient's quality of life.
I promise my patients relief of pain and suffering to the very last moment of life.