Treatments for spinal cord injuries
Although a whiplash injury in Church Stretton or a spinal cord injury is very serious and can take some time to recover from, you should eventually be able to recover fully, or at least enough to get back to some semblance of your life before your injury eventually.
Depending on the severity of your whiplash injury in Church Stretton or spinal cord injury, your doctor will likely suggest a number of treatment options to you, and you should think these through carefully to decide on the type of treatment which will best help you to deal with your injury and recover as quickly as you possibly can.
There will be different treatments at the different stages of your injury, and you should be aware of and prepared for these so that you are comfortable as the treatments progress.
You may want to consider claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Church Stretton or spinal cord injury if it was caused by an accident which was not your fault. This will help you to come to terms with what has happened to you, and deal with it emotionally.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly team about your whiplash injury in Church Stretton and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation, as well as what the process will involve.
Here are the treatment stages you should be aware of for a spinal cord injury.
- Making sure you can breathe. Be aware that spinal injuries may lead to trouble breathing, and that this will be your doctors’ first priority.
- Immobilisation. Stopping your spine from moving will help to prevent any further injury or complications. You may be placed in a body harness, or use a cervical neck collar (this may also be used for a serious whiplash injury in Church Stretton)
- Medication. This will help to stop the pain that you are experiencing, as well as helping with any swelling or inflammation, helping you to recover more quickly from your injury.
- Surgery. This is one of the more extreme measures, which will need to be used if your injury is severe. Your doctor will talk you through what is going to happen and how it will help you though.
After your initial injury has been dealt with, it may still take a long time for you to get back to ‘normal’. During this time your doctor will provide you with ongoing care to make the process as easy on you as possible.
- Medication. You may be given medication to take home with you that will continue to help with the pain and inflammation.
- Physiotherapy. Although this may be painful it is necessary to help you to regain full mobility.
- Psychiatric care. This helps you to deal with the emotions surrounding your injury and accident.