Treating a pinched nerve or a whiplash injury in Amersham
A pinched nerve can happen at any time, for almost any reason, and can be extremely painful when it happens. If you think you may be suffering from a pinched nerve as the result of an accident, it is worthwhile going to the doctor first to rule out a whiplash injury in Amersham, which will require treatment from the doctor and possibly even a physical therapist.
If you do have a whiplash injury in Amersham then you may be able to claim compensation from whoever caused your accident, using Accident Advice Helpline who have experienced and dedicated injury lawyers to work for you so you don’t have to go to court. If your injury is anything other than a whiplash injury in Amersham you may also be able to claim compensation.
Go to a doctor
The first thing you should do if you are in pain is to see a doctor. Even if you think you have a good idea of what is wrong, you should still make the effort to see a doctor and get diagnosed. There maybe something else wrong that needs to be treated with medication.
If you are diagnosed with a pinched nerve, ask your doctor what this means, what you can do to help yourself and how long the pain is likely to last. Without understanding your diagnosis you won’t be able to do what you can to help yourself heal properly. A pinched nerve can happen for a number of reasons. It could be a simple nerve compression, or something more serious like a herniated disc or arthritis. Knowing what you are dealing with helps you to plan for the future.
You need to rest the area that is painful, dealing with this type of pain can make you feel physically exhausted and you shouldn’t try to fight this. Take a few days off work and make sure you get lots of rest and naps throughout the day. The area suffering from the pinched nerve should not be overworked, and you should avoid physical activity until the pain is gone.
Try ice and heat
Ice and heat are wonderful natural anaesthetics, and can also help to bring down swelling and inflammation, as well as loosening up the muscles and tendons around the area, which may become tight from tension.
The best way to alternate ice and heat is to apply ice on a regular basis, for about 15 minutes, directly to the area which is in pain. You can then take a hot bath a little while after to relax your entire body and let the heat soothe all of your muscles.
To make a compensation claim for your non-fault accident cal Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.