Injuries come in all varieties - from fender benders to runners knee - and not only impact our favorite activities, but every part of your life, like basic self-care and sleeping. Read on to learn about battling the emotional toll, financial hit, and lingering pain that result from accidents and injuries.
Accidents and injuries that result in pain or disability, even short-term, can have a profound effect on our mental state. Stress and depression can result from internalizing physical pain, revamping your schedule, relying on others, missing work, and dealing with insurance companies. Take a look at this article from Women's Health mag for tips on mentally healing from an injury - a key aspect of complete recovery.
The emotional and mental toll can be bigger than expected. PTSD can occur after assault, car accidents, and other traumatic experiences. If you think you need help dealing with a severe emotional or mental impact from an injury, or your loved ones are worried, consider seeking help.
Dealing with the costs of an injury or accident can be a tipping point on top of the physical and emotional healing. When possible, make sure the responsible party (if not you) is covering costs. This includes treatment as well as the cost of being out of work temporarily or permanently, and other impacts on your life.
Do some research - or have a friend do it for you - to find out more about law teams like San Diego Disability Law Group that are there to help offer peace of mind and a way to fight back. Consider asking for help in managing your finances, too. Find a financial advisor, friend, or family member that you trust. Spreading the responsibility will help keep you from burning out and halting recovery.
Car accidents, slips, trips, falls, as well as sports and exercise injuries can leave lingering pain. Often when we heal, if we don't rebuild our strength, our gait and posture can change to adapt to that injury and result in other problems, such as chronic pain. Talking with a registered dietitian on how to eat healthy and stay at a healthy weight, meeting with an osteopath or chiropractor to keep your body in alignment, and finishing physical therapy are key steps to battle chronic pain. For a first step, read through these tips on staying active with chronic pain.
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