Fibromyalgia, CRPS, FND and Chronic Pain: understanding the mental and physical impact

This blog was written thanks to the expertise of our team, including Alex Cohen, Philip Cohen and Steven Akerman, leading experts in compensation claims for chronic pain and serious injury.

As Mental Health Awareness Week unfolds, it’s a poignant time to shed light on conditions that not only affect physical health but also profoundly impact mental well-being. At Brian Barr Solicitors, we’re not just specialist legal experts; we’re advocates for those navigating the complexities of conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and Chronic Pain. We also partner with a number of charities in these fields.

Living with these conditions can be an isolating and exhausting journey, often overshadowed by scepticism or misunderstanding. However, it’s essential to recognise that the effects extend far beyond the physical realm, taking a significant toll on mental health. ‘Invisible illnesses’ such as fibromyalgia, CRPS, chronic pain or FND, can often be difficult to prove, which can make compensation cases extremely challenging. This is why it is important to speak to legal experts who fully understand these conditions. As specialists in handling claims related to these conditions, we understand the multifaceted nature of the battles our clients face.

Fibromyalgia, CRPS, and Chronic Pain are not just physical ailments; they’re complex conditions that can profoundly affect mental health. The constant pain, fatigue, and limitations on daily activities can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and depression. Moreover, the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and navigating the legal landscape for compensation can exacerbate these mental health struggles.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, let us amplify our efforts to support those living with Fibromyalgia, CRPS, Chronic Pain, FND and other invisible illnesses. It’s a time to raise awareness, foster empathy, break down stigmas, and create a more inclusive and understanding society.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health challenges related to Fibromyalgia, CRPS, FND or Chronic Pain, don’t hesitate to seek support. Whether it’s through professional counselling, legal assistance, or support groups and charities such as Burning Nights CRPS, FND Dimensions, Fibromyalgia Action UK or UK Fibromyalgia, know that you’re not alone in this journey.

To learn more about our success stories, and get the legal support of leading specialists in the field, call us on 0161 737 9248.

Meet the team

Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor &
Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor &
Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

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