Many people live out their lives with chronic pain due to injury or disability. In fact, even when original injuries can be “successfully treated,” chronic pain often remains, affecting a person’s ability to perform the simple everyday tasks that others take for granted. Maintaining a job and household, participating in social engagements, even getting dressed, is all made more complicated when in constant pain. Often called the “invisible disability,” chronic pain can cause people to become inactive for fear of worsening pain and isolate themselves from others, which can lead to depression and put a strain on family and social relationships.
MDCLCP can play a valuable role in increasing quality of life for people living with chronic pain that remains after injury or disability by creating Life Care Plans outlining the needs and costs associated with future care.