No one wants to be injured and everyone wants to heal as quickly as possible. Sometimes this happens – a person is injured at work and within a few weeks they feel fine. Unfortunately, sometimes the opposite happens – they are injured and continue to feel symptoms for months or even years after the accident.
If it seems you are taking longer to heal than you expected, or than you used to, then one of the following could be the cause. If you are in need of a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right now.
- You May Not Be Taking Care of Your Mental Health
- You May Have Had a Pre-Existing Condition That Affected Recovery
- You May Have Simply Aged Since Your Last Injury
It is very common for a person who has been injured to ignore their mental health. They likely have a lot of different emotions and may feel timid about situations that remind them of the situation in which they were injured. They may become depressed. They may be reliant on others and feel resentful about it.
While it may seem that this is “all in your head,” the reality is that study after study shows that mental health has a large impact on how quickly and how well a person heals. You should consider treating your mental health with the same importance as you would treat a broken leg or any other easily visible physical injury.
Certain pre-existing conditions can have a big impact on recovery time. For example, conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, and similar conditions can make it more likely you will be injured. They can in turn make it take longer for you to heal after an accident. Likewise, if you have a previously broken bone or similar injury and it is injured again, this can cause your long-term recovery to take longer.
If you seem to be healing at a pace your doctor feels is reasonable, but you feel as though it is taking too long, then it may be as simple as the fact that you have aged. It is true of everyone that as we age, it becomes harder to heal and recovery takes longer. Unfortunately, some people make this worse by trying to push their recovery. The end result is a recovery that takes longer – not shorter.
If you have been injured in an accident then you may be eligible for compensation for said injuries. This compensation can help you pay for specialized medical devices, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and other medical options that can speed up healing. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker now at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.