Texting While Driving: Know the Dangers It Poses
One of the most dangerous habits of getting distracted while driving is texting. When you send a text or read someone else’s message using your mobile phone, you take your eyes off the road for a few seconds. The few seconds that we’re talking about is more than enough time to get in a life-changing car accident.
According to our physiotherapist in California, the possibility of a car accident happening is incredibly high for many drivers who use their mobile phones for texting when they’re behind the wheel. As a result, they experience unwanted injuries like dislocation of the spinal disc, head trauma, broken arms and legs, among others.
You may know that texting and driving is a bad idea. However, you may not understand as to what extent. So, you’re breaking the law, getting a ticket, and paying a fine—big deal, right?
Think twice first before you even pick up your phone when you’re behind the wheel. You’re not only breaking the law and causing possible wreckage in your car, but you’re also endangering yourself and others.
If you’re waiting for an important text or emergency message and want to read it the moment your phone beeps, find a good parking space where you safely park your car first before you pick your phone up. MB Spine Center believes that slowing your wheels down doesn’t count because it still poses a risk. You have to make sure that your vehicle is in a full, safe stop.
For spinal injuries due to a car accident, we recommend going through a DTS decompression therapy for pain relief. It’s also a non-surgical alternative treatment that can also help you with your recovery.