Every day in South Florida, thousands of people get behind the wheel under the influence of prescription drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Drugs acting on the brain can alter perception, cognition, attention, balance, coordination, reaction time, and other faculties required for safe driving. The effects of specific drugs of abuse differ depending on their mechanisms of action, the amount consumed, the history of the user, and other factors.”
The risks and dangers associated with driving while under the influence of prescription drugs, along with the possibility of becoming addicted to prescription drugs, cannot be overstated. Furthermore, drugged drivers can be found liable for damages even if they are taking legal prescription drugs under a doctor’s care!
The source of many addiction cases stems from visits to the emergency room due to auto accident injuries. Most medical doctors are trained to treat the symptoms, but not the root cause of the pain. As a result, numerous auto accident patients leave the hospital with as much pain and discomfort as they had when they entered. Patients never fully recover, and their pain and discomfort deepen over time. Unfortunately, these same patients often wind up spending months or years on painkillers, enduring repeated surgeries, or both!
Thankfully, chiropractic care is a safe, effective alternative to addictive painkillers and risky surgeries. In fact, patients of chiropractors report excellent results for treatment of auto accident-related ailments, such as whiplash, neck and back pain, muscle soreness and stiffness, and numbness and tingling in the arms or legs. In many cases, chiropractic treatment efforts lessen or eliminate the need for prescription drugs and painkillers altogether!