Recognizing and Treating Seat Belt Injuries
Getting into a car accident raises concerns about your overall health. Depending on the severity of the Orlando auto accident and the injuries that you face, appropriate treatment solutions will vary. Car seat belt injuries are a common concern that arises in any auto accident because it can leave a lasting impact on your overall health and well-being.
Injuries from Seat Belts
An injury from your seat belt depends on the severity of the accident. In a severe accident, you are likely to have several injuries that directly relate to the seat belt. Minor accidents can also cause injuries from the seat belt due to the sudden tightening that occurs from the impact.
Common injuries include:
- Bruising in the shape of the seat belt on your chest and shoulders
- Migraines from head or neck injuries
- Back pain
- Chest pain
- Broken bones, particularly the collar bone or ribs
- Misalignment in your back and spine
In general, the injuries that stem from a seat belt are minor; however, some injuries can cause lasting harm if you do not treat the injuries. Our Orlando chiropractor provides the tools that you need to address many of the common injuries without taking harsh medications or using invasive treatments when it is not necessary.
Orlando Injury Care Options
Orlando injury care depends on the severity of your injuries. Generally, we recommend a x-ray for any injuries that cause severe pain. For example, pain when you breathe in or severe pain in your chest can suggest a broken or cracked bone. By checking with appropriate technological tools, we make sure that you have appropriate care for the severity of the injury.
After evaluating your injuries, we make a personalized treatment plan. We use tools like chiropractic care to address misalignment, back pain, neck pain or migraine headaches that develop after the accident. We also provide massage therapy to address soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains that occur from the sudden forward and backward motion when your seat belt engages during an accident.
Natural Chiropractic Treatments
Chiropractic treatments play an essential role in the recovery and healing process because it reduces pain and ensures that any problems with alignment are handled before it causes pain or discomfort. It also addresses any pressure that builds up in the discs of the spine so that the body heals without excess pressure on your nerves.
During our treatment process, we use tools like acupuncture, massage therapy and appropriate exercises based on the limitations caused by the injuries as well as your recovery goals. We develop each plan based on an evaluation by an Orlando chiropractor so that your body heals.
An auto accident harms your body in a variety of ways. While seat belts are essential for your safety, they contribute to certain injuries during an accident. For an appointment with our Orlando chiropractor or to learn more about healing from a car seat belt injury, contact us today at (407) 423-4761.