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Burn injury victims and physical pain treatment

Ohio victims of burn injuries should be aware of findings that approximately 33,000 individuals obtain a burn injury each year while undergoing hospital emergency room care in the southern region of New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. One of the major effects of a burn injury is physical pain and discomfort. The degree of the burn determines how long the pain lasts, with some cases continuing for the victim's entire life.

Constant itching is a common effect associated with recovering from a burn injury. Victims may also experience changes in mood that can lead to depression and anxiety. Pain also prevents victims from performing some rehabilitation exercises, which can result in a loss of mobility later on. A multidisciplinary approach is used to ensure that burn victims receive the highest quality care possible, and may include professionals from a variety of fields, such as psychiatrists and physical therapists.

When recovering from a burn injury, being honest about the level of pain and discomfort experienced is the best way a patient can ensure proper treatment. Acute pain happens over the short term and is intense during activities such as physical therapy. Breakthrough pain is associated with healing, tightening of muscles and movement. Resting or background pain is pain that is always present, and chronic pain lasts for six months or more after a wound has healed. Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the skin's nerve endings, and each type of pain may require a different type of treatment.

Burn injury victims may face months or even years of pain and discomfort as a result of their injuries. If the injury was caused by negligence of another person or entity, a personal injury attorney can be of assistance in seeking damages for the losses that the victim has sustained.

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