Many people in Kennesaw and Marietta survive auto accidents because of airbags and seatbelts. There are lives that could have been saved if they had been wearing their seatbelt or had the appropriate airbags installed in their vehicle. Unfortunately, as many lives as seatbelts and airbags save, some people sustain injuries due to their airbags or seatbelts, especially if the seatbelt or airbag is defective. Our chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation have gathered some information about how these injuries are caused and the types of injuries sustained from seatbelts and airbags.
How Seatbelts and Airbags Can Cause Injuries
Airbags and seatbelts were made to prevent you from getting injured in an automobile accident. They generally do an excellent job, but they do occasionally cause injuries. Seatbelts are designed to prevent you from being thrown out of your vehicle or into the windshield, but they can cause whiplash. Although it is a milder injury than being thrown from your vehicle, it is still an injury, and you should seek treatment from a chiropractor as soon as possible after the accident.
Airbags are also excellent devices for saving lives, but they can cause a variety of injuries. Such injuries include internal bleeding from the sudden and forceful impact, broken bones, and burns. Many injuries that are sustained from the impact of an airbag can be treated by a chiropractor or family physician. It is important to have a thorough examination and receive treatment as soon as possible after the crash.
Common Injuries Caused By Airbags and Seatbelts
Being involved in an auto accident is a scary event, but it can be even scarier if you are injured from a device that was designed to save you. Various parts of your body are subjected to forces if the airbag is deployed, and seatbelts can cause a variety of injuries as well. Some of the most common types of injuries caused by airbags and seatbelts include:
- Whiplash and/or other soft tissue injuries
- Facial trauma
- Lung and rib injuries
- Concussions or other head injuries
- Lower back pain and injuries
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Shoulder injuries
Contact Our Chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
If you have been involved in an auto accident and sustained injuries in Kennesaw or Marietta, our team at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help. Call us today at (770) 423-9010 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig or Dr. Angelo.