Pain Management After a Motorcycle Crash
When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, the pain and suffering you might experience may be worse than what many other types of drivers suffer. You don’t have the same protection they have—no seat belts, no airbags, and no metal frame to protect you from the road. You might not have even been wearing a helmet.
That means you’re dealing with major injuries. Broken bones, brain trauma, and spinal cord injuries aren’t uncommon among those suffering from motorcycle accident injuries. The first thing you may need to face, besides any urgent damage your accident might have done, is the pain you’re facing. Unfortunately, pain management can be a difficult part of your claim.
Painkillers Can Be Dangerous
Facing the aftermath of your crash is already tough. Your lawyer can take a lot of that pressure off you and your claim, but you may still need help facing the pain you’re in. Unfortunately, your doctor might simply prescribe you heavy doses of painkillers, like Oxycontin.
That’s not always a solution to your problems. While pain-killing medication can help reduce your pain, it may not treat your symptoms. Worse, you might develop severe side effects or even develop an addiction because of this medication.
Because of that, we recommend looking into alternative treatments for your injuries, even if it seems more difficult. That can help you deal with your injuries while avoiding long-term problems from your treatment.
Handling Your Motorcycle Injury Pain
You might be thinking about managing your pain after one of these severe accidents, but how can you do so? Many people may struggle to find the answers they need because they’re overwhelmed by their injuries and their suffering.
When managing the pain you’re facing, you may need to seek out a health professional and review the help available for each injury type your facing. For example, the way you might handle the pain of a bone fracture may be different from the way you might recover from whiplash.
Breaking down your overall accident into smaller injuries can help you better understand where your pain is coming from, too. That way, you can discuss your alternatives for treatment in each area.
Seeking Out Alternatives for Pain Management
Often, painkillers can feel like a one-size-fits-all treatment. If you’re in pain, you need something to reduce or dismiss that pain completely, right? Unfortunately, complex injuries can bring long-term, complex pain. The severity of your pain may make drugs like Oxycontin tempting, but they can also develop into a dependency fast.
That’s why we recommend you consider your alternatives first. Treating the symptom, rather than the injury, can leave you struggling with your injury for even longer, so consider your options before you accept that prescription.