How to recover from a back injury
A back injury can affect every aspect of your day to day life, making it difficult to walk, sit up and sleep. It can affect your job and make it difficult to socialise with family or friends. Back injuries are also fairly common, with many of them caused at work due to lifting or moving heavy objects improperly, or even just sitting wrongly at a desk.
Here are some ways to recover from a back injury so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible:
- Work out where the injury is. In many cases, back pain can be felt throughout your back and neck even though the injured area will only be in one place. Work out where the pain is centralised by running your hands over your back and pressing gently on your back and spine. When you reach the area of pain, you will know!
- Work out how bad it is. If your back pain is very bad, you should see a doctor to get medication and treatment. If it is simply a strain which hurts but not too badly, you may just need to rest it. Only you can tell how bad the pain is, so assess it for yourself.
- Rest. With back pain you should rest more than you might rest for any other illness or injury. This means bed rest for the first few days, until you feel comfortable sitting up, then staying in a position that is comfortable until you have healed a little better. See a doctor and get treatment started as soon as possible though, as spending too long in bed can make your back stiffer.
- Use ice and heat to bring down inflammation. Ice and heat are natural anaesthetics and will make you feel better, as well as bringing down any swelling or inflammation.
Do you need injury lawyers in Ruthin?
If your back injury has been caused by the negligence of your employer, rather than you doing something wrong, then you may want to contact injury lawyers in Ruthin and make a claim for compensation. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are looked after when at work, and are not submitted to anything which could cause you harm.
To find the best injury lawyers, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our team about your claim. The team will talk you through your claim and let you know whether you have a good chance of successfully getting compensation.
We have a team of dedicated injury lawyers in Ruthin (and across the UK) who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury lawyers in Ruthin will also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis so that you don’t stand to lose anything!