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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What can provide back injury relief?

    Back injury relief can bring an easing of any pain you might feel following on from an accident. In the past, bed rest was often advised when someone suffered this kind of injury. However, this is now known to inhibit recovery rather than help it.

    Ice packs can be good to help minimise pain and swelling in the first couple of days following your injury. Of course, you should seek proper confirmation of your injury before doing anything else, to make sure you are treating it in the right way. Your GP will then have a record of what happened to you on your notes, which can help in the future if you get other symptoms.

    How easy is it to achieve back injury relief?

    It depends what happened to you. If you needed surgery after suffering a back injury, you will be in more pain and take longer to get up and moving again. Minor injuries, including those to soft tissues such as muscles and tendons, are painful but they may not take as long to heal.

    Over time, it can be beneficial to switch to heat packs to alleviate any pain. Hot water bottles can work well, but be sure you don’t use boiling water and always use a cover for the bottle. This is a good treatment for pain caused by muscle strains or sprains, or something similar.

    Need legal advice?

    If you’re looking for information on how to relieve the pain and discomfort you are experiencing with your back injury, it could be you received that injury during an accident. Falls, slips and trips, collisions and other accidents could all potentially cause a back injury to occur. However, the main thing to remember here is to find out whether you have a chance to get any compensation stemming from that injury.

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    In some cases, it’s easy to identify someone else as the guilty party who could and should have prevented the accident. In others, it’s not so simple. That’s why we would recommend you get in contact with our team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you’d rather get instant answers online first, that’s fine – use the free online test we’ve created for this purpose. However you get in touch with us, we’ll do our best to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: November 23, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Back injury claim

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