Finding the new normal after a spinal cord injury

| Nov 20, 2019 | Firm News |

Suffering a catastrophic injury in Indiana will turn your world upside down. When it involves the spine, it may mean the end to the life you lived and the beginning of a new one.

The spinal cord is a crucial part of the body. It is the main pathway that allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When this avenue for the body’s central nervous system takes a direct hit, it may cause partial or total paralysis. The staff here at Sarkisian Personal Injury Lawyers want to lend a hand when it comes to finding the new normal for your dramatically changed life. Here are some ideas for helping you get started.

Find a support network 

An accident that left the spinal cord permanently damaged was probably a violent or traumatic one. You may have nightmares, flashbacks and the like. These are symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and learning how to get through the process is essential to living your best life. Depression may set in if you do not figure out the best way for you to accept and cope with this new development in your life. Aside from professional counseling, a support network consisting of close friends and family who are available to help is critical.

Make necessary home improvements

You may have physical difficulties that make some tasks around the house more cumbersome or difficult. Meet with a licensed contractor and have the necessary changes made. You do not want to suffer through and risk becoming frustrated and down on yourself or your life now. Make your life as easy as you can, and allow the joy to overtake the sadness.

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