New website to help sufferers of chronic pain

A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.
A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.

A woman who was in a car crash in 2005 is setting up a website to help people who suffer from chronic pain.

Julia Kelly said she has set up the website because she felt there was so little help out there after her car crash and she did not know where to turn.

A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.

A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.

The 37-year-old, of Glenfield Drive, Great Doddington, suffered severe spinal injuries which have left her in constant pain, despite operations and having metal rods inserted at the base of her spine.

Mrs Kelly said that she hopes the website will give people who deal with chronic pain hope as they will feel they are not suffering alone.

She said: “An awful lot of people suffer badly from pain and struggle on a daily basis.

“However, because it is hard for people to see, it is difficult for everyone to understand how much pain people are in.

A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.

A new website 'Away With Pain' has been launched by Julia Kelly, who had a car accident 2005. Julia set it up to help people with chronic pain.

“ I would say at times it feels like you are suffering in silence.”

In 2010, five years after the accident, Mrs Kelly said that she had deteriorated and, despite surgery, she was forced to quit work and move back in with her parents. However, she remains positive and said she is determined to ensure good things come out from her website, Away With Pain.

The website will hopefully go live by the end of this month and it will offer help and advice to people who suffer from chronic pain and give them a platform to share their experiences.

It will also host information on alternative therapies and will have regular articles from medical experts.

It is these personal experiences which Mrs Kelly feels will assure people with chronic pain that there are other individuals out there who are sharing similar difficulties.

Mrs Kelly said she hopes the website will have a postive impact and help make sure that other people will not hit a low as she did after she had to quit work.

Away With Pain is hoping to gain charity status and has so far raised around £3,000 and needs to raise a further £2,000 to apply to become a charity.

Mrs Kelly said she would be extremeley grateful if people wanted to donate and she is also appealing for medical experts to offer to write articles for the website.