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Coping with a spinal cord injury

An accident that results in a spinal injury is often a life-changing event. The change from being a healthy and active adult to suddenly having a disability can leave a person scared, confused and depressed. Regaining a semblance of normalcy is a very difficult process that can take months or years of therapies. This type of injury does not mean that you can no longer have a happy and fulfilling life. Coping with a spinal injury requires motivation and support.

If another person's negligence has resulted in a spinal cord injury for you or someone you love, it is important to remember that you have options. An experienced Syracuse injury attorney can help you on the road to recovery after your accident. Here are some tips on coping with a spinal cord injury.

Mourning and grief

A period of mourning and grief is relatively common for people that have suffered a spinal cord injury as well as their families. People tend to experience denial, sadness, anger, bargaining and eventually acceptance. This process is healthy and is an important part of recovery. It will help you set goals and take the first steps in moving forward.

Educate yourself

Part of regaining control of your life is to fully understand your injury and your options. With today's technology, from vehicle modifications to cutting-edge therapies, there are a number of tools available for you regain a full and independent life.

Support

Your friends and family may have trouble adjusting to your new situation. They might be uncomfortable talking about it or doing certain things. Be open with them and explain your injury and what they can do to help. However, do not be shy about telling them if they are helping too much.

Moving forward

While the shock of a spinal cord injury can lead you to dwelling on all the things you cannot do anymore, keep in mind that as you learn more about your injury and your treatment options you will find that there are many things you can continue to do. You can still have an active lifestyle playing sports and engaging in a wide range of other activities. In addition, you still have options to get married, have a family and even pursue a successful and rewarding career.

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal injury due to an accident, it is important to understand all of your options. You should not have to pay the price both physically and financially due to someone else's negligence.

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