Pain Relief for Back Pain

May 26, 2011 No Comments by

Pain Relief for Back PainPain relief for back pain is something that many of our clients tell us they need each and every day. For many people, the pain is severe enough to be unable to work throughout the day. Pain is a difficult thing to describe, but we can help you explain your pain to the Social Security Administration.

While we can help you with filing or appealing your Social Security disability or SSI claim, we cannot help you with finding the right pain relief for back pain. Your doctor is better suited to assist you with that. Read below for more information on how to relieve your pain.

The ideal treatment for chronic pain is a comprehensive approach that addresses a person’s physical, emotional, and cognitive needs. Successful treatment requires choosing a life-long plan of wellness that may include:

  • Physician services
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Occupational therapy

If you suffer from chronic pain, the first thing to do is to see a doctor and get treated. Other steps that can make living with chronic pain more tolerable include the following:

  • Learn how to relax through deep breathing and other stress management techniques.
  • Set achievable goals and don’t over do it on good days; learn to pace yourself.
  • Engage in positive self-talk (statements that reaffirm positive qualities).
  • Build in rest, exercise, and relaxation times in your daily schedule.
  • Join a chronic pain support group and/or find the nearest meeting for the American Pain Society.
  • Know your medications, including expected benefits and side effects. When the “cost” exceeds the benefit, ask your doctor if something else might work better.
  • Decrease or eliminate alcohol consumption. Pain often disrupts sleep and alcohol can further disrupt the sleep cycle.
  • Quit smoking. Cigarettes can impair healing and have been identified as a risk factor in the development of many diseases including degenerative disc disease, a leading cause of low back pain.

via Living With Chronic Back Pain.

Chronic pain is something that is difficult daily, and we do understand that.  Our focus is on helping claimants win their Social Security disability benefits, and we strive to win every single case that we take on for our clients. If you have any questions or wish to get more information about Social Security disability benefits and the application or appeal process, feel free to give us a call at 1-866-425-5347.

In the meantime, we hope that the article referenced here will be able to provide some options to discuss with your doctor about pain relief for back pain.

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Kim obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Law Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a strong advocate for the rights of the disabled and worked in the past for the North Carolina Department of Justice. She is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Kim is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the United States District Court.