We all understand that the airbags in your vehicle are there to lessen the impact on your body in the event of an auto accident. However, it may keep you from coming in contact with the steering wheel or windshield, but airbags do also commonly cause many damages when they are deployed. Not only will you have facial bruising and maybe some scratches, but you can have serious injuries that you can't see. Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage has an experienced chiropractic staff that can treat a variety of injuries that occur from an auto accident.
Immediate Actions to Take after an Auto Accident Injury
If you have obvious medical problems after a car accident, such as broken bones, large lacerations or cardiac problems, you should seek emergency help immediately. What you may not realize is that underneath these injuries you can have serious problems that are not detected at the ER. These include injures that you may not notice right away, but they can cause you great pain in the future. You may have joint injuries, cardiac problems that surface later, neck injuries, soft tissue injuries and spine fractures that are not noticed immediately.
This is why it is so important to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor that specialized in auto accidents. If you go to the ER, then schedule this appointment as soon as possible afterward to make certain that you will be reimbursed for injuries due to the accident. In many cases, a patient will wait for several weeks to be thoroughly checked over and this could forfeit your right to having medical care reimbursed to you.
Pain Relief after An Air Bag Injury
If you go to the ER or your primary care physician following a car accident, they will likely give you pain medications. However, these types of medications only mask the symptoms and don't treat the underlying causes as a chiropractic professional does. A chiropractor is trained at detecting injuries from airbags that the ER may have missed. They can notice soft tissue injuries and many others that may have occurred. This is the first step in healing your body.
You may experience slight or more intense pain, tingling, tension, headaches, numbness and more that may not be felt until even days, weeks or years later.
How Our Experienced Chiropractor Can Help
Our highly experienced chiropractor can check your entire musculoskeletal system for any injuries from the airbag deployment and knows the signs and common side effects for people that have been in a vehicle accident recently. Any pain or stiffness will be addressed as well as strains, sprains, and ruptures to form a diagnosis. A chiropractic adjustment can relieve many pain and symptoms while it restores your joints to their normal positions and gives you back all of your mobility. Other complementary therapies may be needed to relieve your pain, such as massage therapy for reducing swelling, easing inflammation and relieving soft tissue pains. You can call Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage at 941-924-9892 for an appointment so we can start your pain relief plan of action right away.