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Why You Should Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

  1. Doctors are the Experts

Doctors are highly educated and trained to handle and treat injuries in the most beneficial way possible to put you on a successful recovery track. Licensed physicians have the experience and expertise to suggest treatment plans in relation to your unique injuries, circumstances, and medical history. For this reason, following the instructions of your personal doctor is more beneficial than the advice of a medical professional on the internet, or treatment plans suggested by family and friends.

2. Avoiding Complications

When doctors give you instructions to consistently follow, it betters your chances of a quick, smooth recovery. Skipping exercises and treatments, not taking your medication, and/or ignoring diets that the doctor recommends is setting yourself up for possible complications down the line. Doctors give instructions for a reason, whether it be simple exercises that will help to improve mobility in an injured limb or to avoid certain food or drugs while on medication. Following doctors’ orders give you a higher probability of avoiding further complications.

3. Adjustments Can be Made

By consistently following your doctors’ instructions you can give insight into what is and is not working. By giving feedback, your doctor can then tailor your treatment plan to your specific and unique needs. Following your doctors’ advice and instructions allows adjustments to be made, which is helpful in determining the best possible treatment plan, and the road to the quickest recovery.

4. Improve Long-Term Health

Everyone’s recovery path is different. The best chance of long-term success is to follow the advice of the trained medical professionals who suggest treatment plans. Treating an injury immediately after it happens reduces the chances of long-term damage.

5. Accurate Medical Records

Every doctor visit, accident injury, treatment plan, and general medical documents are recorded and kept in a file. When looking to receive compensation, it is extremely beneficial for all medical records to be up-to-date and accurate. By consistently following the doctors’ advice, you are keeping your medical records accurate, and proving that you are doing everything in your power to improve your injuries.

CLG Injury Law has over 35 years experience representing Atlantic Canadians who have suffered injuries following a motor vehicle accident. For more articles and safety tips, go to or subscribe to our newsletter.

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