With around 222 million licensed drivers in the United States, it is no wonder that people get into car accidents every day. It is believed that on average, one person dies every 50 minutes due to a motor vehicle crash. The amount of injuries due to car accidents is obviously much higher and range from things like minor concussions or bruising to life-altering changes such as paralysis. This isn’t even taking into account the mental effects that the accident can have, which include many different types of trauma and anxiety. No matter what way you slice it, car accidents are no joke.
It is believed that the number one reason for car accidents at this point in time is distracted driving. This can mean anything from eating and drinking behind the wheel to texting and being on the phone. It is dangerous to do anything behind the wheel except drive, so it is incredibly important to remember to eat breakfast before you set out and leave your phone in the back seat and ignore it if it begins ringing. It is suggested that you should put it on silent in the back so that you won’t be tempted to grab it if it does make noise.
One of the next most common causes of car accidents is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been drinking, either have a friend with you that doesn’t or call a drive share service such as Uber or Lyft so that you do not get behind the wheel. If you have recently had changes to your legal medication, make sure that you know how it affects you before you start driving. Most medication that may cause drowsiness or brain fog will have warning labels, but medication can affect people in different ways, so be sure that you know how you will react before driving.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, then come into DiBella Chiropractic. We use a medicine free, non-invasive technique to help you get back to feeling like your old self again. While certain things may need medication and surgery, we offer a pain relieving method which is guaranteed to offer results. If you receive chiropractic care, you don’t need to worry about things like addiction or complications from surgery. Give us a call and set up your first appointment today and get ready to feel great!