What Are the Best Ways to Manage Pain After an Accident?

Posted March 14th, 2024.

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After getting into an accident, a bit of pain is not unusual. Depending on the type of injury you sustained it could take a while for you to heal. However, if once you have physically healed you are still experiencing pain, it could be a sign that you are dealing with chronic pain. You will want to figure out how to manage your pain as fast as possible to increase your quality of life and decrease your suffering. Work with a Cherry Hill personal injury attorney to ensure you have an advocate who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your treatment costs.

What Are Signs of Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is an unfortunate reality for many people who have been in an accident. It is similar to normal pain but it is much more long-lasting. Chronic pain results from inflammation or nerve damage that is not healing. It lasts even after your injury has healed or should have healed. Pain lasting longer than about three to six months can be categorized as chronic pain. Some examples of how chronic pain can manifest itself include:

  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Aching in specific parts of the body
  • Burning sensation
  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of range of motion

If you are experiencing any of these or something similar for extended periods, you are probably suffering from chronic pain. Certain factors can exasperate your pain, including the use of drugs or alcohol, stress, poor mental health, overexertion, or lack of exercise. Experiencing such intense pain continuously can be devastating and leave you feeling hopeless but there are plenty of options when figuring out how to manage your pain.

How Can I Manage My Pain?

Every person and their pain is different. No two bodies are exactly alike, so you will probably try multiple ways of managing your pain to find what yields the best results for you.

Speak with a trusted doctor about your pain treatment plan. This can include trying a variety of prescription medications to see what works for you and physical therapy.

Try alternative pain relief as well. Massage therapy and hydrotherapy have been known to help people overcome their pain, as well as acupuncture. Simple meditation and breathing exercises can also help in the day-to-day. Keeping your body moving when possible is also important. Exercise can help alleviate your pain and make you stronger. Try to get consistent sleep and steer clear of things that can make your pain worse like alcohol. Every accident and injury is different, so if one solution works for some people but not for you, don’t worry. You’re just one step closer to finding what works best.

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