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Common Airbag and Seatbelt Injuries

Modern safety restraints in cars do an excellent job of protecting your body during an auto accident, but they can also cause injuries of their own. Airbags deploy at high rates of speed and seatbelts stop the body from moving forward. Both actions can cause soft tissue injuries and pull your neck and spine out of alignment. At Mi Spine Management Clinic in Dearborn Heights and Allen Park, our car accident chiropractors can help you find relief from the pain and mobility issues caused by your auto accident.

Common Airbag Injuries

The purpose of an airbag in the steering wheel and side curtain is to prevent your head from connecting with the steering wheel and windows during an auto accident. Airbags don't necessarily prevent injuries from happening so much as they minimize the impact of your head and body on the interior features of the car. Airbags are not a substitute for a seatbelt and shouldn't be thought of as such. Here are some common airbag injuries:

  • Contusions on the arms, knees, and chest
  • Wrist injuries
  • Sprained fingers
  • Cervical spine injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Forearm injury

Common Seatbelt Injuries

A seatbelt has the job of preventing your body from traveling too far in the event of an auto accident. During an accident, your body is flung forward or to the side from the force of the impact. The seatbelt keeps you from flying around the cabin of the vehicle during an accident. However, a seatbelt can cause injuries due to its restricting nature and positioning across the body. Common seatbelt injuries include:

  • Fractures of the ribs, sternum, or clavicles
  • Torn tendons in the upper body
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries in the abdomen

Contact Our Team in Dearborn Heights or Allen Park, MI

Our chiropractors at Mi Spine Management Clinic will perform an examination and create a treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and encourage the recovery process for your auto accident injuries. Call our Allen Park office today at (313) 768-5385 or our Dearborn Heights office at (313) 406-2410.

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