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Rehabilitation Options After Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

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Although the future might seem uncertain after a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, recovery is always possible. There are even documented cases of people recovering from serious injuries like paraplegia or comas. In order to pursue positive health outcomes, it makes sense to consider the full range of possible treatment options available to you. While accessing this treatment can be expensive, you could be eligible for compensation after your motorcycle accident.

 Physiotherapy 

One of the most promising treatment options for motorcycle accident victims is physiotherapy. Physiotherapists use techniques that revolve around pain relief, building strength, improving range of motion, and even healing scar tissue. After visiting a physiotherapist, you will likely receive instructions on how to carry out various exercises. Although physiotherapy can be very effective, remembering to do your exercises every day can be challenging. Many people use the terms “physical therapy” and “physiotherapy” interchangeably, but some believe that physio is a distinct field with a more “hands-on” approach.

 Occupational Therapy 

Another option for motorcycle victims is occupational therapy. This technique helps patients regain the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It often focuses on improving things like hand-eye coordination, balance, and motor control. A key goal for occupational therapists is improving the neural pathways that were potentially damaged by brain damage or spinal cord injuries. While physio helps you regain physical ability, occupational therapy helps you regain your independence.

 Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic care focuses mainly on the alignment of the spine. Chiropractic doctors believe that most of the body’s health problems originate with poor spinal health. By realigning the spine, these doctors can help motorcycle victims with pain, stiffness, and discomfort throughout their entire body. If you have suffered some kind of spinal injury due to your motorcycle accident, this might be the right option for you.

 Avoid Home Treatment or Alternative Medicine 

Although it might seem tempting to pursue alternative or home-based medicine, you should prioritize licensed doctors – at least at first. If you fail to see a licensed doctor, insurers may question the legitimacy of your injuries. Fail to see any doctor, and there will be no evidence of your injuries whatsoever. This may make it very difficult to pursue compensation for your medical expenses alongside an injury lawyer.

 Remember to Pursue Compensation for Your Medical Expenses 

Many of these treatment options are quite expensive. However, you may not need to pay a single cent toward your medical bills after a motorcycle accident. In South Carolina, personal injury law protects victims and ensures that they receive adequate medical care. To discuss the possibility of an injury claim, be sure to contact a qualified Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer. Compensation for your accident could be easier than you think, so book a consultation with Mickelson Dalton, LLC today to get started with an action plan.

Sources: 

healthline.com/health/physiotherapist-vs-chiropractor

adventpt.com/motorcycle-injury-treatment-what-to-expect/

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