How to Categorize Pain

Pain is often categorized into four different classes. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, a Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneycan evaluate your case and help you classify your level of pain.Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorney

Classifying Your Pain

 

Class 1 and Class 2 levels of pain are considered “mild” and “moderate,” respectively. However, serious motorcycles accidents can often result in Class 3 and Class 4 pain. The following will help you determine if your pain is considered Class 3 or Class 4.

 

Class 3: Moderately Severe Pain

 

If you are often in pain, and that pain is so severe that you would typically rate it a9 or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, this indicates that your pain may be Class 3. Other indicators are:

  • You can perform your usual daily activities, but only if you alter how you do them.
  • There are many daily routine activities that you cannot perform due to the pain.
  • You have moderate to severe distress, which is a direct result from the pain and is substantially related to the pain.
  • You frequently take medication to alleviate pain symptoms.
  • You have severe pain-related limitation of movement.
  • You consistently demonstrate pain behaviors during an examination that appear to be in line with organic dysfunction (meaning, in agreement with the actual physical cause of the problem).

Class 4: Severe Pain

 

If you are always in pain, and that pain is so severe that you would rate it a9 or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, this indicates that your pain may be Class 4. Other indicators are:

  • You need considerable help when doing your daily activities.
  • It takes you a long time to get dressed, prepare meals, or perform other basic daily activities.
  • You are taking the maximum amount of painkillers prescribed on an ongoing basis.
  • You feel like your pain is unbearable or out of control.
  • You cannot submit to a physical examination because it is too painful.
  • Your pain behaviors are in line with organic dysfunction.

Contact Us

 

If you are in serious pain due to a motorcycle accident and are in need the services of a Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorney, call John Fagan at 904-278-1000 to schedule a consultation.

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