March 20, 2022

How Yoga Can Help With a Spinal Cord Injury

A person that is injured in an accident and suffered severe spinal cord injuries can have a wide range of symptoms and damages to manage. Paralysis is one of them. When a person is diagnosed as paralyzed, this may seem like the end to all activities and a huge disruption to an active lifestyle. Certainly, a paralyzed person will have to adjust how to live life in accordance with their specific limitations. But, that does not always mean that they have to completely avoid engaging in meaningful and productive exercises and actions that can enhance their quality of life.

There are many types of accidents that can cause paralysis. Some of the most common include car accidents, slip, and fall incidents, medical errors, and sports injuries. If the accident that caused your paralyzing injuries was the result of negligent actions taken by another party, it is possible to pursue a claim for compensation. In the state of Mississippi, victims who are harmed by negligence can file a Mississippi personal injury claim against the reckless party for financial compensation for their damages. If you have questions or need help with the injury claim process, connect with the Jackson spinal cord injury law firm at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC for more support.

Is Yoga Possible For Paralyzed Individuals?

, How Yoga Can Help With a Spinal Cord Injury, Germany Law Firm PLLCYoga is a popular, healthful exercise that many paralyzed individuals can engage in which can not only support physical well-being but also uphold mental prosperity too. Yoga has the potential to captivate physical, spiritual, and intellectual benefits. Yoga at its core, can manipulate the spine as well as the joints and increase both flexibility and strength in these areas of the body.

For paralyzed individuals, yoga can be adapted to each person’s limitations so that it can be practiced. Even for those who are wheelchair-bound, yoga can still be modified to allow for yoga to be a possibility. 

Specifically for those that suffer from severe spinal cord damage, yoga may provide the following benefits:

  • Increased lung capacity.
  • Improve posture.
  • Promote a more calm feeling and demeanor.
  • Further positive emotions.
  • Enhance flexibility.
  • Strengthen the body.
  • Correct balance.
  • Advance mobility where possible.

Any individual who is paralyzed can begin to practice yoga from those that have prior experience with the exercises to those that are new to the workout. The great thing about participating in yoga is that the benefits can be felt very quickly.

Yoga can provide a way to keep the body active even for people that have reduced mobility. It can also clear the mind and help victims of paralyzing accidents cope with the changes to their physical body and with the future of their lives. Individuals that were paralyzed in an accident caused by a negligent party that choose to try yoga may find it relaxing and helpful to their recovery. 

Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney

Adjusting from having a full range of motion and use of the body to restricted bodily function is not an easy task. Luckily, there are therapies and supportive services that can help.

If the result of your injury accident was paralysis, it is important to obtain maximum recovery from your personal injury claim so that you can account for all of your costs both those that are present and those you will have in the future. To learn more, please call the Jackson injury lawyer at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and schedule a free consultation at  (601) 487-0555. 

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