Car accidents are known for causing bodily injury in the form of whiplash, herniated discs and cuts, scrapes and bruises, but did you know that it can also affect your mental health? In a study performed at the Monash University Accident Research Center, it was found that 5.7 percent of individuals involved in a car accident were likely to develop Acute Anxiety Disorder. Driving phobias were present in 6.6 percent of car accident victims, and 13.1 percent of car accident victims developed PTSD.
5 Ways to Recover From Our Boca Raton Chiropractor
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
car with severe damage with a cone in front of itCognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy involves identifying unhealthy thinking patterns and teaching you how to overcome those patterns so that you can think clearly and objectively in stressful situations. This can greatly help overcoming the mental incapacity of getting back in the car after being involved in an accident!
Diet and Exercise
After a stressful event, it is vital that you focus on taking care of yourself, which involves eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. If you suffered any injuries during the accident, eating well can help reduce your healing time. Exercising can help you burn off anxious energy and lower your stress levels. If you need help improving the nutritional value of your diet or starting an exercise program, our Boca Raton chiropractor can provide you with advice.
Getting Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep each night is vital to your health. It results in improved energy levels during the day and clearer thinking, which can help you manage your anxiety symptoms. Depriving yourself of recovery is a surefire way to inhibit your recovery.
Massage therapy, which is offered at our Boca Raton chiropractic office, can provide vital “me” time while relaxing your muscles and reducing your overall body pain. Receiving regular massages has been known to help alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety, and it lowers blood pressure.
Take a Defensive Driving Course
A defensive driving course can help you increase your confidence behind the wheel by teaching you defensive driving skills that can help you overcome adverse situations while on the road.
For more information about car accident injuries, or to schedule an appointment call Shadowood Chiropractic Center today at 561-488-4000. We offer a variety of chiropractic services to aid you in your recovery after being involved in a car accident.
How has our Boca Raton chiropractor helped you heal from your car accident?