You might know about whiplash, but seat belts cause other types of auto accident injuries. At Hoewisch Family Chiropractic, we treat all types of seat belt injuries from auto accidents. Learn common injuries caused by seat belts and how we can help.
Common Seat Belt Injuries
The seat belt attempts to restrain you in the impact, holding your body back from the force of the crash, which pushes you forward, backward, or sideways. While there’s no question that it is better to wear a seat belt than go without, these life-saving devices can cause injuries. Since a seat belt crosses your shoulder, chest, and stomach, it can irritate the tissue, bones, and organs underneath.
Symptoms of a seat belt injury include pain — for instance, shoulder pain or neck pain. There may be cuts to the skin, swelling or bruising where the seat belt crossed your body, suggestive of soft tissue injury.
If you experience any of these symptoms after an auto accident, seek help right away. The sooner you see a Santa Clara chiropractor for diagnosis and treatment, the faster you’ll recover.
How Our Auto Injury Chiropractor in Santa Clara Treats Seat Belt Injuries
Our auto injury chiropractor in Santa Clara combines several methods to treat seat belt injuries including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and whiplash. Since we offer more services than most, we are the natural choice for auto accident treatment.
We begin with chiropractic adjustments, which relieve stresses in the musculoskeletal system. When joints and vertebrae function properly, inflammation diminishes. This decreases your pain, helps your body heal properly, and restores range of motion in injured areas. Chiropractic adjustments relieve nerve pain and associated symptoms by strengthening the nervous system, all without using prescription medications.
To encourage soft tissue healing, we may use myofascial release, home-care regimens, activity modification, and rehab exercises. These techniques loosen adhesions in muscles and ligaments, which then helps to prevent or decrease the severity of scar tissue, prevent scar tissue from forming, and encourage regeneration of healthy tissue cells.
See a Santa Clara Chiropractor
If you were in an auto accident, come see our Santa Clara Chiropractor. We never charge new patients for a consultation, so there’s no risk to finding out if you’re hurt and how we can help. Reserve your consultation by calling 408-985-8118 today.