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Common Air Bag and Seatbelt Injuries

Common Air Bag and Seatbelt Injuries

Seatbelts have saved more than 250,000 lives since 1975, according to the CDC. In fact, the use of seatbelts is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself from an auto accident injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Airbags are designed to be used along with seatbelts to further prevent injury; NHTSA says. We should always wear our seatbelts when in the car. Sometimes seat belt use or air-bag deployment does cause injuries, although these injuries are generally less serious than would have been sustained without the restraints. When an injury happens, Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Birmingham can help your body heal.

A Chiropractor and Seat Belt Injury

Common injuries that individuals have sustained in crashes that are due to seat belts include:

  • bruised or fractured ribs or sternum
  • shoulder pain and discomfort
  • injuries to the soft tissue of the stomach
  • abrasions or lacerations
  • neck issues

Spinal manipulations done by a chiropractor can help your body release IL-6, an anti-inflammatory substance, to heal acute injuries more quickly. Chiropractic treatment can increase mobility in the spine and neck and break up scar tissue more quickly.

A Chiropractor and Air Bag Injuries

Common injuries that individuals have incurred in crashes because of air bags include:

  • facial trauma
  • head and neck issues
  • eye injuries, especially for those wearing glasses
  • bruised or broken ribs
  • spinal injuries
  • clavicle and upper limb dislocations or fractures

Chiropractic treatment can enable the body to begin the healing process more quickly and reduce the possibility of longer-term problems from the auto accident injury.

Call Your Birmingham Chiropractor Today!

If you have an auto accident injury, we are here to help your body heal. Contact Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center serving Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills to schedule an appointment.

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