Even the most steadfast of us can struggle with anxiety and fears after a traumatic accident or injury. Driving a motor vehicle is simultaneously one of the most boring daily things we do, and also one of the most dangerous. If you or a loved one gets hurt in an auto accident, the daily functions of getting to work, the doctor’s office, or even just going to the grocery store or a friend’s house can become incredibly scary and stressful. It is entirely normal to be anxious after an auto accident. Some people are quicker to recover than others. It’s OK to take some time or get some help.
A medical doctor in Florida specializing in accident recovery, Dr. Slattery, wrote a blog on a few tips he has learned over the years after his own accident, as well as what he has seen help his patients. Advice includes meditation to address fears, massage therapy to reduce anxiety, and deep breathing to clear the mind. These ideas may seem like the same thing you’ve heard a hundred times, but it’s because they work so well for so many people. Some people may need more, but for those of you who want to start there, check out Dr. Slattery’s blog “Three ways to Overcome Fear of Driving After a Car Accident.”
Absolute Wellness Center in Eugene, OR offers sports medicine, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage. If you have been injured in a car accident, getting a through exam is the first step to determining whether you are simply sore, or whether proper treatment may prevent chronic pain down the road. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your injury, your personal injury insurance, and next steps. Anyone who has gone through a motor vehicle accident knows the accident is scary, the paperwork overwhelming, and the process frustrating at times. Most people need help. Click here to contact us or give us a call at 541-484-5777.