Visiting a theme park like Six Flags, Universal Orlando Resort, or Disney World is a magical experience for most people. Whether you enjoy the rides, the unusual foods not found anywhere else, or just the overall atmosphere, there’s plenty of fun. While these destinations are most well-known for their rides, plenty of other entertainment options exist.
Scott Nelson, known as Murrugun The Mystic, is a busker, actor, and overall entertainer. One incredible feat he does is sword swallowing. While entertaining at Six Flags in Bowie, MD, Murrugun suffered from nearly devastating injuries, slashing his abdomen during one of his sword-swallowing shows. Thankfully, first responders were already on the scene due to a different incident.
Eventually, Scott Nelson made it to a D.C. hospital, where he’s been unable to eat solid foods for over a month. He also noted that the incident pierced one of his liver’s lobes. Despite this incident, Scott was able to look at the positives, saying he’s now stopped smoking and has lost around 50 pounds. Unfortunately, some reports suggest that the physicians had to remove major parts of one of his lungs.
It’s unclear if or when Scott will return to work and if he does, if he will still participate in sword-swallowing activities. Despite the damage caused, the accident could have been much more fatal, and Murrugun The Mystic is likely to have a long road toward total recovery.
Scott Nelson’s situation is unique, and most Americans don’t have to worry about getting their abdomen slashed by swallowing swords. However, even without the threat of swallowing swords, many Americans do experience physical injuries. These can stem from a singular event—like a car crash—or can be a culmination of events such as repetitive motions from their daily work.
Many of these situations can call for the help of physical therapy. Although we think of physical therapy as only helping athletes, the elderly, or car crash victims, physical therapy can treat various conditions and general pain. Some situations where physical therapy can help include the following:
- Recovery after a major surgery
- Reducing your chronic pain
- Improving your overall health, wellness, and lifestyle
- Healing from a specific injury
For many, physical therapy is also much more than helping you recover after a specific incident. Like doctors, many physical therapists emphasize long-term care and solutions versus short-term solutions. This emphasis means giving you the tools and knowledge to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. For example, your physical therapist may teach you different exercise routines that you can take home with you. Of course, physical therapy also includes on-site sessions.
During these sessions, your physical therapist may use various tools and equipment like weights and exercise bands. These tools are designed to help you strengthen your body. When working with a physical therapist, they should prescribe a treatment plan designed for your specific needs. Whether you need help recovering from a specific injury or want to lead a healthier lifestyle, Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic can help. Call today to schedule a Bowie, MD physical therapy session.
BY: Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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