Health Tip: After a Car Accident
Mar. 23 -- (HealthDay News) - Traffic accidents often cause more than physical injuries -- they can also cause emotional and mental trauma.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to prepare your mind and body for a return to the road:Take care of your physical injuries -- see your doctor about any post-accident pain.As long as your injuries permit, try to get some exercise. Speak to your doctor about setting limits.Talk about the experience with your friends and family. This may help you better deal with post-accident anxiety.Resume your old routine and daily activities.Teach yourself to become a more defensive driver. Always wear a seat belt, and practice good driving habits.