At Wellness Chiropractic Center in Watertown, we treat a variety of injuries caused by airbags and seatbelts. While these safety features are essential for staying safe on the road, they can cause certain injuries that require chiropractic treatment. Here are some of the common injuries our chiropractor treats.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from auto accidents. It occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and backward, causing damage to the soft tissues of the neck. Symptoms may include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Our chiropractor can provide treatment to reduce these symptoms and restore the normal range of motion in the neck.
If the force of an accident is great enough, it can cause a herniated disc in the spine. This happens when the inner material of a spinal disc pushes through its outer layer and presses on nerves. Symptoms may include back pain, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, and difficulty moving.
Burns and Bruises
Airbags may cause burns and bruises when they deploy. Our chiropractor can provide treatments to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as encourage healing of the affected areas.
Fractured Ribs and Sternum
In a severe accident, the force of seatbelts and airbags can cause fractures in the ribs and sternum. This may result in chest pain that worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Our chiropractor can provide treatments to reduce pain and improve mobility in the chest.
Internal Organ Injury
The force of an accident may also cause internal organ injury. This can include damage to the spleen, liver, kidneys, or lungs. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and difficulty breathing. Our chiropractor can provide treatments to reduce these symptoms and help with recovery.
Call Our Chiropractor for Treatment
At Wellness Chiropractic Center in Watertown, we are here to help with your auto accident injury. Our chiropractor can help you return to your normal activities. Call us today at (920) 262-0200 to get started on your recovery.