There are a million and one injuries a person can experience in a car accident from broken bones to injuries to the spinal cord. While any injury can be life-changing and feel impossible to get through, in some cases the invisible injuries can be the hardest part. By invisible injuries we mean the pain, suffering, and anxiety that can occur after an accident.
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we understand that not all injuries are visible. We can help ensure you get the care you need to prove your invisible injuries. Keep reading to learn how you can self-treat these issues and call us at 602-340-0030 to request a free legal consultation.
Put the Accident into Perspective
Yes, the accident was terrifying. Yes, you were injured. But you did survive. While it can feel that your life is over or forever changed for the negative, the truth is that there is a way forward. Try to write down a list of positive things you are grateful for. Studies have shown that simply taking the time to think about what a person is grateful for can improve that person’s mood.
Of course, whether or not you can exercise after your accident will depend on the type of injury you suffered. If you have a serious injury then you should not exercise without approval from your doctor. That said, if you are able to exercise it can be a great way to deal with anxiety and physical discomfort. This is because exercise has been shown to lower cortisol and other stress hormones while also releasing relaxing endorphins.
The idea is an exercise option that works out both your body and mind. This can include cardio, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and even simple things like gardening. If you are not sure what level of exercise is safe for you, be sure to talk to your doctor.
Create a Mindfulness Practice
More and more research has been done to show that being mindful of the present moment can help manage stress. There are quite a few practices people have taken advantage of to accomplish this. For example, they may meditate, practice deep breathing, journal, or come up with their own unique way. Religious people may choose a prayer practice as their mindfulness practice.
Talk to an Attorney
Sometimes, part of the stress comes from not knowing what is going to come next, or not being able to pay medical bills. The best way to deal with and/or prevent this type of stress is to talk to a personal injury attorney who can help you determine the best way forward. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can start with a free legal consultation so that you understand your options. Call us today at 602-340-0030 to take control of your situation. a