Getting into a car accident and what to do after it.

Getting into a car accident can be devastating for you and your near and dear ones, especially when it causes severe injuries. Therefore, always driving safely and taking proper precautionary measures to avoid accidents is the best advice anyone could give. But accidents can also happen due to the fault of others. So it is important one knows how to react promptly when such an unfortunate event happens.

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Car accidents are common. According to WHO, “approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.” The deaths occur as a result of serious injuries sustained from the accidents. Those who survive continue to suffer physical or mental injuries or a combination of both. It is important that one has the knowledge about recovering in the aftermath of such accidents. They can be a live-saver for oneself and also for the near and dear ones when such unfortunate and unforeseen events happen.

Remember, it takes time to recover from accidents. For some it may take a few weeks while for others, it may take months or even years to recover from accidents depending on the seriousness of the injury caused. Taking the right steps to recovery after an accident is important, as they lead to faster recovery of one’s health from both physical pain and mental distress. This article is designed to understand injuries that could occur from car accidents and how one could begin the journey on the road to recovery.

Physical injuries from vehicle accidents:

Some of the common physical injuries a person could sustain from the accidents are back injuries, neck Injuries, knee injuries, broken bones, nerve damage, brain injuries etc.

What to do after car accidents?

  1. Ask a doctor: A careful examination from a doctor is advised aftermath an accident. Even minor injuries could lead to complications.
  2. Rest:Resting puts less stress on physical injuries, thereby prevent the injuries from worsening and further complications. The key is to listen to your body.
  3. Physical therapy:Reaching out to your local physical therapist, and having him/her examined your body could have positive effects on your physical health. The physical therapist could advise you on certain restrictions about movement, distresses your muscle pain, provides immediate relief and paving way to faster recovery
  4. Exercising and stretching:After few tips and advices from a therapist, doing some light stretching and exercises would be necessary for your body to gain momentum in recovering. Although, don’t overwork initially as your body may require some time of rest.
  5. Eat healthy:During the period of healing, protein, vitamin C and calcium rich foods could be advisory diets to be included as they help your body to heal faster.
  6. Ice and heat:Applying ice and heat alternatively could facilitate a faster healing process.

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