How to recover from a back or whiplash injury
If you have had an accident and find that your neck or back are painful afterwards, you may have sustained a whiplash injury in Angmering as a result of your accident. This can take some time to heal, but there are many things you can do whilst recovering to make the process go quicker and ensure that you feel completely better eventually. Here are some tips for recovering well after a back or whiplash injury in Angmering.
Claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Angmering
If your accident was not your fault and you sustained a whiplash injury in Angmering, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to our friendly, helpful team about your accident and find out whether you have a good case for compensation or not. If you do, then you will be passed over to our experienced injury solicitors who can work on your behalf to process your claim, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Work out where the pain is coming from
In order to target the pain properly when you are treating it, you need to work out exactly where it is coming from. You can do this on your own, or preferably with the help of someone else, by using your fingers to press gently down all along the neck and spine in the centre of the back. As soon as you hit the area where the pain is coming from, you will know about it!
Go to a doctor if you suspect a spinal injury
Sometimes, back and neck pain can be treated at home, but if you have any reason to suspect a spinal injury then it is safer to see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if it is nothing and will heal on its own, then you haven’t really wasted anyone’s time as it makes more sense to find out for sure.
Try ice and heat
Alternate ice and heat on the area where the pain is coming from. Ice will reduce swelling and inflammation, while heat will ease the pain and loosen up your muscles and tendons. You should wait around three days before you start using heat, though, or you could actually make the injury worse. If you find that one works better than the other, feel free to just use ice or heat after a few days to alleviate your pain.
Try low impact exercise
Building up your muscles and rebuilding your strength is key to helping you to recover quickly and fully from your injury. Try something like walking or swimming, or even yoga and pilates, to build strength without risking any further injury.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown