Give Your Injuries Time To Heal
A spinal injury will not heal overnight. There is no miracle to speed up the healing process. In a bid to get back on track with the pre-injury routine, it is important to remember to take things one step at a time.
Exercise is one factor that cannot be stressed enough. As much as it can be difficult and challenging, regular exercising is a great way to deal with the physical injuries.
- Exercising pushes you to regain physical independence in doing your basic activities.
- Exercising is imperative to maintain bone density and joint flexibility.
- It keeps body weight in check.
- It instills self-confidence and a sense of purpose.
A healthy diet is crucial for a body that has undergone a big trauma. A certified nutritionist can formulate a diet that will take care of the body’s nutritional needs. It is equally important to keep a lookout for psychological issues that can sometimes lead to bingeing or starvation.
How To Deal With Psychological Trauma After A Spinal Cord Injury
Dealing with psychological drama is easier said than done. The massive assault of a SCI can leave a person overwhelmed with a rollercoaster of emotions than can take a lifetime to settle down.
However, it must be noted that psychological well-being is imperative for physical well-being too. There are well-trained counselors and psychiatrists who can help the injured person navigate the rough journey.
Acceptance is the first stage of moving on
Denial, sandness, anger, bargaining and acceptance are the five stages of grief. The first four stages are common for most people with Complete SCI. But acceptance is the first step to overall rehabilitation. Only when the person accepts his or her physical condition, can they move on and kickstart the process of getting life back on track.