How Can You Help?
Being informed is important, but also being willing to learn with your relative about what works for them. Research shows that in the long term, people who are able to keep active despite the pain, even if they have to do things in an adjusted way, report the best quality of life.
You can find more information on pain following SCI by reading the SIA leaflet entitled Pain Management which can be downloaded from the SIA website www.spinal.co.uk
“There were days when I knew he was in a lot of pain and I couldn’t do anything to help take it away. It upset me so much that I couldn’t help. He has learnt over time to work through it and with the help of medication things are more manageable.”