How Can I Manage My Pain After a Slip and Fall?

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Slipping and falling on the ground may not seem too severe of a mishap. But the physical and emotional turmoil that you are left with in the weeks, months, or even years after your incident may prove otherwise. Continue reading to learn how to manage your physical and emotional pain after your slip and fall and how an experienced Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help ensure that you have the proper tools to do so.

What kind of physical and emotional pain might I undergo after a slip and fall?

Your physical and emotional pain after a slip and fall may be more extensive than you initially realize. This is especially true because symptoms may be delayed in rising to the surface, so to speak. Without further ado, you may find yourself suffering from the following:

  • Types of physical pain after a slip and fall:
    • Sprained, fractured, or broken bones (i.e., hip fracture).
    • Back and spinal cord injuries (i.e., nerve damage that leads to paralysis).
    • Head or brain injuries (i.e., post-concussion syndrome or a traumatic brain injury).
  • Types of emotional pain after a slip and fall:
    • Living in fear of entering public spaces once again.
    • Living with depression from isolating yourself from social settings.
    • Living with shame from the physical disfigurements you carry with you.

How can I manage my physical and emotional pain after a slip and fall?

You cannot assume that your physical and emotional pain will “heal itself” or “go away with time.” Rather, you must take it upon yourself to initiate a pain management plan. If you do not, then this pain may worsen and subsequently lead to more significant damages; namely more expensive medical bills, more time losing wages from work, etc. Without further ado, you may manage your pain after a slip and fall in the following ways:

  • You may manage your physical pain by:
    • Attending chiropractic and physical therapy sessions.
    • Avoiding any physical activities that may trigger your discomfort.
    • Purchasing over-the-counter painkillers and medical assistive devices.
  • You may manage your emotional pain by:
    • Seeing a therapist about your fear, depression, or shame.
    • Keeping a journal about your life post-slip and fall.
    • Surrounding yourself with loved ones.

That said, you may require financial aid to help you execute some or all of the pain management plans mentioned above. This is when a personal injury claim may be deemed necessary.

All in all, you may be intimidated by the long road to recovery that lies ahead of you. But one way to make this easier is to have a skilled Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer stand by your side. Contact White Personal Injury at your earliest possible convenience.

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