Alleviating chronic pain
If you are in constant pain, this can be a difficult and upsetting position to be in. Chronic pain can come about due to an illness or injury, or can just develop as you get older. Pain caused by an injury will generally get better as time goes on, and as the muscles have time to heal and strengthen. Other injuries and illnesses can cause pain which may never fully recover. Either way, it is important to know how to cope with chronic pain and alleviate it without turning to painkillers, which you do not want to be taking regularly over a long period of time.
Although this may seem like a silly thing to say to someone who is in constant pain, trying to relax will actually help to ease the pain and put you in a better mood as well. If you can find something which relaxes you then it will help your muscles and tendons to relax, which will stop the pain from feeling quite so intense and unbearable. Think about reading, watching films or listening to music as aids to help you relax.
Deep breathing is another way to help yourself to relax, and also to give your body the oxygen it needs to fight against the pain. It can be tempting to hyperventilate when you are going through a shock of pain, but the best way to cope with the pain is to breathe long and slow, then let your body do the rest.
Do something you enjoy
Another way to cope with ongoing pain is to distract yourself with something you enjoy. Think about any hobbies you have or favourite activities of yours. Do these activities as often as you can to give yourself something fun which will stop you thinking about the pain. Try to do something new and exciting every day, as boredom can cause you to think about the pain.
Finding injury lawyers in Street
If your injury was caused in an accident which was not your fault, then you may want to use injury lawyers in Street to claim compensation against the other party. It is best to use injury lawyers in Street, as this will ease any of the stress that can be caused by making a claim for compensation. Injury lawyers in Street will also know the law better than you and are more likely to make a successful claim on your behalf.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help, and be passed over to injury lawyers in Street who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 14th November 2013
Author: David Brown