According to a recent study, approximately every 50 minutes someone dies in a car crash. This number is sobering, especially when you consider how many safety regulations we have in place where it concerns motor vehicles. Even if fatalities were the only possible outcome of accidents, that number would be horrifying. As we all know, however, death is not the only result that we see from crashes. The amount of minor injuries that result from car accidents is significantly higher. Injuries can range from simple bruising to more severe things like paralysis or amputations. It is also worth mentioning that these numbers do not take into account things like anxiety and PTSD, which are very common after a traumatic event such as a car accident. No matter how you look at it, car crashes are always serious.
As it appears currently, the most common reason for car accidents is distracted driving. This can refer to anything from taking a sip from your cup of coffee to texting while driving. It is dangerous to do anything that could pulls your attention from the road while you drive, so it is important to do your best to avoid as many of these distractions as possible. Leaving your phone on the backseat or waiting until you get to work to have a cup of coffee in the morning can be effective ways to help reduce the chance of you becoming distracted while you drive.
When you are in an accident, there is a chance that you won't get injured at all. Generally though, you can count on at least being sore for the next few days. Even if you don't feel like you were hurt on impact, pain can set in once the adrenaline from the crash itself wears off. Issues such as whiplash and even broken bones can go unnoticed for a little while depending on how your body and mind reacts to the incident. Even if you don't notice a problem right away, it is important to call a doctor and get checked out regardless of how severe the accident was.
If you have been hurt in a car crash, come into DiBella Chiropractic as soon as you can. Our pain management and relief techniques can make all the difference to your injury. We know how frightening being in a crash can be, but your recovery can't wait. Give us a call and set up your first appointment today!