Injections for Pain Relief
Not all accident victims end up with permanent pain or injuries that incapacitate them for the rest of their lives, but sometimes people have underlying health problems or old injuries that are made worse by their accident and now they need constant pain relief. Injections can help with pain relief in some cases, but are not suited to all types of pain.
If you suffered injuries in an accident that are causing you severe leg pain, your GP or other healthcare professional can advise you on epidural injections of corticosteroids. The injection is made into the space around the covering of the spinal cord, where it may relieve pressure on a nerve root in your back. The pressure is causing sciatica or severe leg pain. You may feel the benefits of the injection for several months, but more commonly for several days.
A painkilling injection into a joint can often provide instant relief, but long-term pain needs to be managed differently, as all types of narcotics can have serious side effects that can be worse than your original pain.
For example, if a head injury has resulted in frequent headaches and you take painkillers to control them, you may actually begin to experience daily headaches that can last for some four hours. Chronic daily headaches are often the result of too frequent use of painkillers, and your doctor needs to help you to wean yourself off medication and seek other forms of pain relief.
Your recovery takes time, effort and patience, but also money! Frequent trips to hospital specialists, GPs and pharmacists, physiotherapists and meditation centres need to be paid for, but you are off work long-term, so where’s the money going to come from? You may be able to claim compensation with the help of an accident solicitor in Broadgate!
Do you qualify for a personal injury claim?
- Your accident must have occurred within the last three years (this is sometimes extended for injury claims involving the accident victims who were a minor at the time of their accident or for industrial disease claims); and
- Your accident and injuries must have been caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Where can you find an accident solicitor in Broadgate?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 (from mobile), and a friendly advisor can find somebody for your claim. If you’re ready to make a claim, an accident solicitor in Broadgate or other specialist from our team will provide no win no fee legal services, so you can go ahead and start your claim without having to pay any money upfront or having to pay anything during the claims process.
Our solicitors will handle all paperwork, so you won’t be asked to fill out complex forms. You can visit our website and complete a 30-second test to see if you qualify. An online compensation calculator will tell you how much your claim is worth in terms of compensation. You can always ask your accident solicitor in Broadgate further questions should you need to.
Date Published: 5th July 2013