Coping with spinal injury
A spinal injury is likely to carry complications which can make it very difficult for you to go about your everyday life in comfort. You should always be aware of the dangers of spinal injuries and try to avoid doing any activity which risks injuring your spine or causing a whiplash injury in Church Stoke.
If you are involved in an accident which caused a whiplash injury in Church Stoke or a spinal injury, you will need to receive a diagnosis and treatment from your doctor, as well as being aware of what you can do to cope with your injury whilst it is still healing.
Although it can be painful and difficult to cope with, your injury should eventually heal, so just having measures in place to cope can make the process easier on you.
Allow yourself time
Any accident which causes a serious and painful injury that takes a long time to recover from needs time for you to cope with the situation emotionally. You will need to grieve for the life you had before and the pain you are likely to experience for the foreseeable future. Take a few weeks to accept how you feel about the situation, but seek help after this to deal with the emotions involved and start yourself on the road to emotional recovery.
Claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Church Stoke
One of the ways in which you can deal with what has happened to you and feel more financially secure during your healing process is to claim compensation for any accident which was not your fault.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the claims process, and how you may be able to use your whiplash injury in Church Stoke to claim compensation for your accident.
You will need proof of your whiplash injury in Church Stoke and the accident, but the team at the helpline can help you through the rest of the process.
Get control back
Dealing with a spinal injury will be much easier if you can start to take your power back and live more independently as quickly as possible. Think about making changes to your home to make it more accessible whilst you are still recovering.
Wider doors for your wheelchair, ramps and stair lifts can help you to move about your home freely, and you should also consider getting someone to come in and help you with cleaning and other household tasks for a short time so that you don’t feel that things are getting on top of you.
Ask your job if you can work from home so that you can still feel productive and useful during your recovery.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown