Healing from trauma of any kind takes enormous effort. Individuals with spinal cord injuries are some of the most resilient people who know firsthand just how taxing the recovery process can be on both the body and mind. The physical trauma to your body requires diligent time and effort spent on rehabilitation, pain management, equipment needs, learning new ways to complete activities of daily living, and discovering how your body now functions. Together with a medical team, most people physically recover in a predictable way. On the other hand, mental health recovery can be more unpredictable. It’s important to address your emotional trauma because your inner experiences relating to how you think and feel about your paralysis are just as valid as what is seen on the outside.
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