Airbag Injury Treatment at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center in Fayetteville
An automotive airbag can save your life -- and at the same time, it can make that life extremely painful and limited. These devices are designed to spring out suddenly and forcefully in an impact, and the force they convey to your body can cause some significant damage. Fortunately, you can recuperate from an airbag injury more easily and completely with the aid of the natural healing modalities at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center, where we're more than happy to provide non-surgical treatment for airbag injuries just like yours.
Understanding Airbag Injuries: Definition and Causes
A typical airbag pops out of its enclosure whenever its sensor detects a certain degree of impact force on the vehicle. The airbag inflates at an extraordinarily fast rate, often in the neighborhood of 100 miles per hour or better. The resulting "balloon" presses against your body can create a barrier between you and other structures in the car. This lightning-fast process can keep you from sustaining massive head trauma and other fatal injuries.
Unfortunately, airbags can cause some injuries of their own. Most of the time, these injuries take the form of minor abrasions and bruising. Keep in mind, however, that any sudden force exerted on the body can stretch soft tissues and push joints out of position. One of the more common areas where this can occur in an airbag deployment is the temporomandibular joint, resulting in acute or chronic TMJ symptoms. The joints and tissues of your neck, shoulders, hands, and fingers may also sustain damage. You might not even be aware that you've been injured at first since the shock of an accident can flood your body with hormones that delay the sensation of pain. That's why it's always worthwhile to get evaluated at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center whenever you've experienced an airbag impact.
How Our Fayetteville Chiropractor Can Help
Our Fayetteville chiropractor, Dr. McDowell, can check your entire musculoskeletal system for airbag injuries, signs of whiplash or TMJ, and other common side effects of a car accident. If you're experiencing obvious pain, stiffness, or other symptoms, we will isolate the underlying misalignment, strain, sprain, or rupture causing your misery. A chiropractic adjustment can restore normal joint position and mobility. We may also recommend complementary therapies such as massage therapy to reduce swelling, ease inflammation, and relieve soft tissue pain naturally.
Need Airbag Injury Care in Fayetteville, NC? Contact Our Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center!
If an airbag has recently done you harm as well as good, then you'll want to let Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center make your musculoskeletal system right again. Call (910) 484-2001 to arrange an appointment with our Fayetteville chiropractor!