How many of us have been in car accidents or known someone else who was? I can all but guarantee that everyone can think of at least one person. A friend of mine was just in an accident today. Thankfully he is alright, but it is always terrifying and not everyone is as lucky. Today when my friend was rear-ended, things could have turned out very differently based on small changes such as the angle he was hit or the speed at which the other person had been going. It can be terrifying to think that such a common activity is something that can be so dangerous and deadly, but unfortunately it all too often is.
As it is reported currently, the most common cause of car accidents is distracted driving. This can mean anything from taking a sip from your cup of coffee to changing the radio to texting while driving. It is dangerous to do anything that could shift your attention from the road ahead of you, so it is important to do your best to avoid as many of these distractions as possible. Leaving your phone in the backseat or waking up a little earlier in order to have a cup of coffee in the morning can be great ways to help reduce the chance of you becoming distracted while you drive.
When you are in a car accident, there is a chance that you won't get injured at all. Most often, however, you can count on at least being sore for the next couple of days. Even if you don't feel like you were hurt on impact, pain very often sets in once the adrenaline from the crash itself has worn off. Problems such as whiplash and sometimes even broken bones can go unnoticed for any amount of time 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 examined 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 is, but your recovery can't wait. Give us a call and set up your first appointment right away!