We all wish for a good life away from pain, discomfort, sickness, and everything else that can make us feel terrible. Humans as we are, we hate disadvantageous situations. We would quickly decline any offer that poses high levels of risk even if what’s waiting on the other side sounds very promising. As humans, self-preservation is something that comes first. However, why is it that we still get caught up in dangerous situations? Sometimes, we even involve ourselves willingly and it can often lead to perilous consequences. Like, sustaining a fracture or breaking a bone.
Yep, that’s right. The reality of being injured is kind of an everyday thing for us. No matter how tough, thick-skinned, or courageous we are, we are still humans with vulnerable bodies and breakable bones. We are very fragile creatures that require careful handling. But sometimes, we seem to forget that fact. When we’re on a roll, we feel like the sky is the limit and that we can do everything we put our minds to. While that is certainly splendid optimism, I’m afraid that it brings about rashness and impulsivity that may lead to irreversible outcomes and accidents. While we are self-preserving creatures, a part of us likes to live dangerously too and that puts us in a tight spot.
Why Do We Engage In Risky Activities?
This danger-seeking side of us can be very well explained by the words of Sir Sigmund Freud, Father of Psychoanalysis. According to him, while humans are life-loving creatures (libido), we are also plagued by self-destructive instincts (Thanatos). This is why we feel excitement whenever we partake in dangerous and thrilling activities. We find it riveting and enjoyable to do certain things that would otherwise be considered rash, unsafe, and hazardous. I mean, can you give me a good reason why people go bungee jumping? Or, why do people enjoy hobbies like rock climbing, parasailing, and free falling? These activities have “trouble” written all over the place but still, people are quite fond of it. You can check this article to know more: https://www.verywellmind.com/life-and-death-instincts-2795847.
While there is nothing wrong with seeking thrills and adventure in life, safety still has to come first. It’s okay to fracture a bone or two, they say. It’s okay to break a rib if it means you get to experience the best days of your life. But you know, not all injuries heal. Sometimes, even when they do heal, they don’t function the same way as before. Can you do something about it when it comes to that point? Well, no. You can’t change things that have already happened. What you can do, however, is to learn how to manage yourself ex post facto. You need to learn how you can handle the pain, the trauma, and other changes brought about by a tragic accident.
If you went out for some fun and got injured, or simply had your luck turn on you and got you involved in an unfortunate accident, what you should do is focus on solutions. Like seeing a physical therapist, for instance.
Who Are Physical Therapists?
PT professionals or physical therapists are those that specialize in rehabilitating patients that have experienced some sort of physical trauma. These could be patients that have gotten involved with motorbike accidents, car crashes, workplace incidents, etc. When a person gets injured and the injury has somehow restricted his physical activities, a physical therapist is the one person he can count on.
The common denominator of every injury is pain. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a patient say that he “felt good” about the accident, unless that person is an extreme masochist. Most times (if not all the time), physical accidents are characterized by pain and discomfort (the degrees or levels of which would depend on the seriousness of the injury). When there is pain, people have a more difficult time returning to their normal lives. It’s more difficult for them to perform tasks when they have to wince in pain every time they move a muscle. Physical therapists apply different techniques to help reduce the pain and discomfort felt by these patients so they can eventually go back to living a normal life.
If you are someone suffering from a physical condition, seeing a physical therapist may be a good idea to consider.