Reducing your Back Pain After an Accident
Your back contains your spinal cord, one of the most vital parts of the human body. The spinal cord and the brain make up the central nervous system, which is responsible for the coordination of all other parts of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can have life-altering effects, such as paralysis, disability, paresis, and death.
Back injuries can have less dramatic consequences as well, such as inflammation, muscle soreness, and pain. These can come from damage to the tendons and ligaments, known as sprains and strains, or damage to the vertebrae or the discs of soft tissue between them.
If you have been injured in any type of accident, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your hospital bills, treatment costs, and other financial damages associated with your injury. Seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney to determine if this is an option for you. In the meantime, there are steps you can take to make your back pain more manageable.
Work with a Massage Therapist or Chiropractor
Massage therapists and chiropractors can provide you with relief from your ongoing back pain. Although these individuals are not doctors and thus cannot cure your ailment, they can make your pain more manageable.
Seek Inflammation-fighting foods
Inflammation is the soreness and reddening of an injured body part. If you are experiencing inflammation in your back, be sure to avoid the following food groups:
- Tomatoes and other acidic vegetables;
- Alcohol; and
These foods can make inflammation worse. Instead, reach for the following to fight inflammation:
- Leafy vegetables such as spinach and bok choy;
- Turmeric; and
Exercise and Stretch
Stretching regularly can reduce pain. Be sure to stretch before and after every workout to keep your muscles from becoming too tight, which can contribute to your chronic back pain.
Consider working a few yoga moves into your daily routine to better stretch your back and other muscles. Consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen and remember, do not push yourself to the point of exhaustion. Attempting to exercise beyond your physical limit can make your injury worse and potentially invalidate your personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Winter Park
If you or somebody you love has been involved in an accident and is now suffering from a back injury, contact Hornsby Law Group in Winter Park at 407-599-8300 or on the web to schedule your free legal consultation with our firm. During your consultation, a member of our team will provide you with compassionate, accurate legal advice and answer all your questions about the personal injury claim process. Do not wait to schedule this consultation – in Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is four years from the date of the accident. This means you have to be proactive and begin working on your claim with a competent personal injury attorney as soon as you can.