Therapeutic Options That Are Direct And Indirect
As regards injury, recovery requires more than simple rest and nutrients. Granted, giving those who have been hurt the right food will help their body knit itself back together. Allowing them proper rest expedites the process. But if you’ve broken a leg, rested, and eaten right, that won’t rebuild the muscles which atrophied during the recovery.
An individual will need to go to a physical therapist for best results. If such a therapist isn’t available, then the injured party will need to find out how to exercise such that they’re able to regain lost musculature. Simultaneously, the injured individual will have to be careful not to focus too much on the atrophied limb, as it will have an adverse effect on the healthy one.
The Psychological Component Of Recovery
Beyond nutrients, rest, and physical therapy, psychological therapy becomes necessary for best results. When someone is hurt, emotional impacts of the injury can sometimes be as debilitating as the physical problems they’re dealing with. Such a reality especially defines spinal injuries.
When it comes to the spine, many little things can knock it “out of whack” such that mobility is impacted. Now there are therapies which can help restore associated mobility. The thing is, those therapies take a lot of work, and progress is minimal even over long periods. Oftentimes people give up, and sink into themselves.
Motivation Over Time Is Integral; Especially For Big Injuries
Here’s what you should ask yourself: is it better to spend four years working day in and day out to regain functionality, or to just implode and give up? Obviously, the former is better; but imagine having no one to motivate you. Imagine having no cheerleader spurring you on. That may make it difficult to recover.
What makes sense is providing your injured friends and family with psychological motivation. The mind is very powerful—have you ever heard of psychosomatic phenomena?
Essentially, someone can dream they’ve been hurt and wake up with actual injuries—within natural limitations, of course. The mind is quite powerful. For those motivated enough, recovery may be surprising. For those who aren’t motivated, they can psychologically sabotage themselves into an increasingly worse condition.
Maximizing Recovery Within Realistic Human Limitations
Of course, there’s an upper limit to all things. Nobody will grow wings and fly off just because they’ve got a mind to. Human physicality precludes such happenstance. However, the level of recovery an individual may attain is often greater than many of that individual’s closest friends or family members could have predicted.
When someone has been hurt, and you want to help them recover, you want to first find the best possible practitioners dealing in whatever area of medicine pertains to their injury. For broken bones, you may want to find a well-vetted orthopaedic surgeon in New Jersey; or wherever you happen to be. After operation, ask about recovery.
Working With Medical Personnel On Behalf Of The Injured
Something else you want to keep in mind is that medical personnel have a vested interest in not over-selling the possibility of recovery. The mind is strong, but the will can be impacted psychologically. So it may be worthwhile for those who aren’t injured, but helping the injured recover, to ask the opinion of medical professionals before passing that information on.
Human beings commonly recover from excessively adverse injury in ways that outright astonish doctors. So though things may look dire, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is no hope.
Human Company Is Key In Recovery
Essentially, as you can, just be there. Human company does much to alleviate personal morale issues, and contributes to faster, more comprehensive recovery. Loneliness can make a person implode on themselves.
Provided you’re there to cheerlead recovery, and you get the best advice of the medical professional(s) involved in said recovery, you should see positive results.