Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: I have a lawyer who gave me a doctor.The doctor referred me to physical therapy and it's extremely painful.

When I tell the physical therapist it's painful,she tells me it is supposed to be and the doctor also said my hand has to be healed soon but it's still swollen and stiff.Can tell the doctor physical therapy is too painful?Also will this affect my personal injury case if I say the treatment from physical therapy is too painful?

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William Head

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  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Having had MUCH physical therapy, it is painful. I agree. But, to get full use of the hand, and range of motion, these methods are needed.

Yes, if you quit therapy, your civil case may be affected.

Keep a daily diary of the pain levels you endured during therapy. Use a 0 to 10 scale, for pain level. That calendar of pain levels may be used later, in court, when you testify.

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