Snellings Law PLLC Attorneys are Personal Injury Trial Lawyers
One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Future Self in a Personal Injury Claim
What You Need to Know:
At Snellings Law, we are personal injury attorneys. It’s no surprise that we’ve seen a lot of injured people and helped them through the healing process. We have seen that injury victims who start off with a good health foundation are able to heal quicker and get back to their normal lives in a fraction of the time compared to those with prior health issues.
That’s why investing in your health before an injury is so important. Preventative care is key to leading a healthy life and the first step to protecting yourself from long-term injuries.
What is Preventative Care?
Preventative care refers to specific health measures you take before showing signs of illness or injury. While some people may only visit their doctor or a clinic when they’re feeling sick, preventative care helps you maintain your health.
Preventative care can include:
- Yearly checkups
- Flu shots
- Some counseling
It’s important to look at your health insurance plan to know specifically what your insurance considers preventative care.
Why Should You Get Preventative Care?
Your immune system is a complex system made up of organs, proteins, and cells. It protects your body from harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses by keeping them out of the body and killing them when they enter the body. It helps you heal from injuries and infections.
The immune system is constantly adapting and working to protect you. It can identify cells and organisms that are foreign to the body and attack them until the threat to your health is gone. After defeating harmful germs, the immune system will create antibodies. These antibodies help destroy any more of the same germs that try to infect you in the future.
In the case of an injury, the damaged cells release a message to the body. That message attracts healing cells to the injury site, causing inflammation. During inflammation, the body removes damaged cells, starts growing new cells and tissue, and protects itself from any bacteria or germs that may infect the area. After that, the body starts repairing the injured area.
Illness may slow down your immune system and affect the ability of your immune system to work quickly to repair an injury. That’s why it’s so important to get preventative care and catch any illness or disease early on. Preventative care can help you avoid additional health complications, reduce the potential need for long-term treatments, and allow you to begin healing before the illness gets worse.
Other Ways to Boost Your Immune System:
Along with preventative care, it’s important to
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Minimize stress
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Get a healthy amount of sleep
- Reduce the spread of infection by washing your hands regularly, avoiding sick individuals, and staying at home when you are sick
By doing these things and seeking preventative care, you will have a strong health foundation that helps protect and heal you from injury.
Snellings Law Cares About Your Health
At Snellings Law, we care about our North Texas community. That means we care about each individual in the community and their health. We’re committed to being healthy individuals and hope to create a healthier community through our work.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, an 18-wheeler accident, a commercial vehicle accident, or another incident caused by someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact our office today. We offer free strategy sessions with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your case and the next steps. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you hire us, you don’t pay us anything unless we win. Call us today at (214) 387-0387 to schedule your free strategy session.