Managing neck pain or a whiplash injury in Cold Ashby at home
Your doctor will prescribe you various painkillers and treatments which can help you through the pain you are experiencing after a whiplash injury in Cold Ashby or any other type of neck injury. However, these will not be able to instantly heal your pain, and it can be difficult for you to go about your everyday life whilst dealing with this pain.
If you are suffering from pain as the result of a whiplash injury in Cold Ashby then you should know what treatments you can try at home to help ease your pain, so that you will always have something at hand when the pain is particularly bad. This will help you physically as well as emotionally, allowing you to cope until the pain heals altogether.
- Use heat and cold. A hot water bottle held against your neck can provide wonderful relief from tension and pain in your neck. This may help you to sleep if your neck pain is causing trouble sleeping. An ice pack can be used immediately after an injury, as it brings down swelling and inflammation.
- Remove some pillows. Many people prefer to sleep on a mountain of pillows each night, but this is bad for both your neck and your back. Whilst you are recovering from an injury you should sleep on just one low, firm pillow.
- Don’t wear a neck collar. After a whiplash injury in Cold Ashby you may have been given a cervical collar to keep your neck still, but after you get home you will need to take this off at a certain point, as your neck needs to move normally to heal, ask your physician when the appropriate time to do this.
How to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Cold Ashby
If you have a serious whiplash injury which makes it difficult for you to work and do you everyday tasks, you may feel angry at the situation. This can be bad for your emotional health and make it difficult for you to heal completely after the accident.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 could help you to deal with this in one way, by allowing you to make a claim for compensation against the person(s) that caused your whiplash injury.
The helpline is available for advice and support, and will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim.
If you contact us you will have the chance to work with experienced injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown