Spinal cord injuries can completely change the course of your life. According to MSKTC, a spinal cord injury can alter your personal and professional life.
SSDI can assist you when you can no longer make an independent income due to spinal cord injury. Following the devastation of a spinal cord injury, however, there are ways you can move forward and acclimate to your new life.
Take care of your needs
Before you can acclimate to life post-spinal cord injury, you have to have confidence that you can take care of your basic needs. Spinal cord injuries can result in full or partial paralysis below the initial injury. SSDI helps those with disabilities who can no longer earn an income independently.
Making sure that you receive all benefits and settlements you deserve can help ease your mind and allow you to focus on how to adjust to life after an SCI.
Develop coping mechanisms
Resilience does not always come naturally. Give yourself time to heal mentally and physically before you focus on resilience. Look for meaning in other areas of your life. Remember that your life is not only about what tasks you can physically perform. You can still have a thriving personal and professional life as long as you remain within your physical limits.
Ensure that you have all accommodations necessary to make your life easier. If you choose to go back to work, assert your rights as a person with a disability.
When living with a spinal cord injury, there may be setbacks. However, when you know how to take on a situation with a positive mindset, you may have an easier time reaching your goals.