There are various options to help you manage your level of pain.
Identify the cause
Pain after a spinal cord injury is very common.
Pain after spinal cord injury is a very common and pervasive problem that can interfere significantly with function and independence in everyday living, as well as participation in life. Often the pain is related to the nerve damage from the injury or musculoskeletal problems that arise from living with a SCI.
By identifying the cause of the pain, there are various treatment options available to help you manage it, such as a combination of exercise, medication, stress reduction or alternative treatments, such as acupuncture. With new discoveries in pain management being made every day, there is a lot of hope for additional treatment options in the future.
Types of pain
Choose what is right for you.
Since pain can have so many different causes, there is no single way to treat it. It is important that you speak to your GP or specialist to seek the right diagnosis. Treatment may involve a combination of drugs, therapy, and other treatments, including behavioural psychological treatments.
There is a wealth of information about understanding pain and the various treatment options available. Visit SCIA Resource Library – Pain Management, to read articles, publications and more.