Tips for Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury

Each day, progress is made by scientists and researchers for a cure for catastrophic spinal cord injuries. For those who suffer a spinal cord injury, that is not always encouraging. It is imperative to adhere to as many of the following tips as possible to stay mentally up and healthy:

  • Maintain intellectual activity. If you suffer partial or total paralysis, your brain function will be critical to your well-being. A positive attitude and mental state have shown proof of a better recovery than those who suffer severe depression and loss of all hope.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. People who do not face a spinal cord injury often underestimate how important this step really is. For someone who suffers a spinal cord injury, proper hydration will assist your body in maintaining necessary daily functions.
  • Do not stay in one position. Moving regularly will assist with blood flow and help prevent bed sores. Other complications can result from little movement. Whether you can move on your own, or if you have to enlist help, always change positions as often as possible.
  • Maintain your pain level in a reliable and safe manner. Many victims of spinal cord injuries suffer a neurogenic pain. Do not allow this pain to go untreated. It is not healthy for you physically or mentally. Options to maintain and lessen the pain include: acupuncture, psychotherapy, electrical stimulation surgery or medications. Seek medical guidance when deciding the best for of relief for you.

Injury Representation in Leesburg, Florida

As lawyers who help multiple victims of severe injuries every day, Oldham & Smith makes is a priority to keep our clients informed. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, or if you are having trouble receiving the insurance coverage you are owed, you need to enlist the representation of our injury lawyers. We help victims in Leesburg and surrounding areas. Call today for a free consultation.


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