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A good medicolegal report could tip the balance

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The knowledge of your medical expert will be critical to your personal injury or medical negligence case, however the value of a well-written and well-structured medico legal expert witness report shouldn’t be underestimated. A...

Whiplash

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Medicolegal Associates receive instructions on a significant number of personal injury claims related to road traffic accidents. Many of the chronic pain conditions which exist long after the index event are caused by whiplash...

Phantom Limb Pain

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Amputation of a limb is generally as a result of a severe infection in the limb, gangrene, often as a result of peripheral arterial disease, serious trauma such as a crush or blast wound...

CRPS Type I or II?

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There are two types of CRPS – type 1 is caused by an initiating event such as a soft tissue injury or immobilisation in a tight cast. CRPS type II is characterised by the presence...

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for CRPS and Chronic Pain

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions, including chronic pain...

8 Habits which can Increase Chronic Pain

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There are a range of medications, procedures and therapies that are known to efficiently manage chronic pain conditions – however, it should be acknowledged that not all methods of lessening pain have to be...

Anti-Depressants in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

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Anti-depressants are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of medication in the world. They are primarily used to treat depression, but can be used to treat other psychiatric disorders and although they are...

Anti-Seizure Medication in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

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Also known as anti-convulsants or anti-epileptics, anti-seizure medications are not only used for patients prone to seizures; they are also capable of treating chronic pain conditions caused by diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia. This method of treatment works...

How CRPS Effects the Claimants Life

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As experts in pain management, Dr Chris Jenner and Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez encounter chronic pain on a regular basis involving a range of complexity and severity. Neuropathic Pain conditions, such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome,...

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that causes severe and hard to relieve pain. It commonly affects one of the limbs – arms, legs, hands or feet, but sometimes whole limbs can...