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Common Air Bag and Seatbelt Injuries

Although airbags and seatbelts are life-saving inventions, they can cause injuries during a car accident. Withstanding a seatbelt or airbag injury is a small price to pay for surviving a car accident, but you will still need to find relief for these types of injuries. At Tacoma Chiropractic Center in Tacoma, WA, we have treated auto accident injuries for many years. Keep reading to learn about common airbag and seatbelt injuries we can help with.

Air Bag and Seatbelt Injuries

One of the most common types of auto accident injuries is whiplash. Whiplash happens when there is any type of jarring motion that affects the head and neck. When you are involved in a car accident, the impact can send your head whipping forward. When your forward motion is stopped by a seatbelt, it can then send your head whipping backward, damaging joints and connective tissue in the neck and upper back.

Although an airbag can certainly save your life, whiplash is a debilitating type of neck injury that will need chiropractic care in Tacoma WA. Seatbelts can also cause injuries to the neck and shoulders. One common type of seatbelt injury is a dislocated shoulder. The pressure of the seatbelt can dislodge the joints of the shoulder. A dislocated shoulder can cause pain and loss of mobility in your arm.

How Can A Chiropractor Help?

An auto accident chiropractor can evaluate your injuries and develop a treatment plan just for you. Treatments options include:

  • Spinal decompression – This can be a helpful treatment for whiplash or herniated disc resulting from an auto accident injury
  • Spinal adjustment – Spinal adjustments are often needed following an auto accident to restore the body’s natural alignment
  • Massage therapy – This type of treatment can help with the pain and stiffness that often results following a car accident
  • Shoulder adjustment – This can be used to place the joints of the shoulder back into proper alignment

Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Tacoma, WA

If you are looking for chiropractic care in Tacoma, WA, contact Tacoma Chiropractic Center today. Call us at (253) 759-1500 for more information on common airbag and seatbelt injuries or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.

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