How to understand chronic pain in others
When someone close to you is suffering from chronic pain, what they need from you is understanding and kindness, as well as help to deal with the situation. However, if you have never suffered chronic pain and perhaps do not understand exactly what they are suffering from, then you may find it difficult to give them the support they need, which can lead to you falling out, or your loved one feeling unappreciated. Here are some ways to deal with someone who is coping with chronic pain.
Treat them as you always have
Your loved one may be new to the pain they are suffering, but they are still the same person they were before and expect to be treated that way. Don’t treat them with kid gloves and exclude them from things because they are ill, rather keep inviting them to do things with you and update them on anything they have missed.
Read their signals
When you are spending time with someone with chronic pain, you may at first want to ask how they are feeling from time to time so that you can work out what certain physical signals mean. This way you will soon be able to read when they want to talk and spend time with you, when they need pain relief, and when they want to be left alone.
Be there to listen
Even if the person if not able to go out and do things like they used to, this doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say. Spending a lot of time laid up will probably make them more keen to talk, so try to be available to listen.
Claiming compensation through solicitors in Hartfield
If you are suffering from chronic pain, which has been caused by an accident which was not your fault, then you may find that claiming compensation through solicitors in Hartfield goes a long way towards making the situation better for you.
Compensation can help to pay for medical treatments that you may need, or pay for help around the house whilst you are recovering. It can also provide you with the vindication you feel you deserve after your accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what caused your accident and why you want to make a claim. They can help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for compensation, as well as offering you advice on how to proceed with your claim.
If you decide to go ahead, you will speak to our solicitors in Hartfield, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Hartfield will also work on your behalf, and will keep you updated as your claim progresses.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown