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Common Air Bag and Seatbelt Injuries

Common Airbag Injuries

Vehicles today are equipped with airbags. They are designed to come out during the point of impact to protect the people in the car from going through the windshield and being seriously injured. While airbags can save a person's life, they can also cause injuries. Most airbags come out at a speed of 100 to 220 miles per hour. With speeds this great, there are several common airbag injuries that you can suffer from when they deploy. Dr. Christopher Frey, our Fairfax chiropractor at Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. can diagnose and treat any injuries you sustain from an airbag.

Cervical Spine Injuries

When the airbag is deployed, it can hit you with such force that it can cause a cervical spine injury such as a fracture or a strain.

Head Injury

If the airbag hits your head, the force can cause a head injury such as a concussion or swelling of the brain.

Sprains

If the airbag hits your hand in a certain way, it can result in a sprained wrist or sprained fingers.

Bone Fractures

At speeds of 100 to 220 miles per hour, it is not uncommon to suffer from a bone fracture when the airbag deploys. The most common fractures caused by airbags include fractures to the face, arms, wrists, fingers, ribs, and the skull.

Abrasions

The force of the airbag can result in abrasions in the upper part of your body including your face, chest, arms, and hands.

Lacerations

The impact of an airbag can cause lacerations to the liver, spleen, the heart and the lungs. These are life-threatening injuries that require immediate medical attention.

Ear Trauma

If the airbag hits the side of your head, it can result in trauma to the ear. In some cases, if the trauma is severe, it can result in hearing loss.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you were in a car accident and you have sustained an airbag injury, our chiropractor at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC in Fairfax can help. We can treat your auto accident injury with spinal manipulation. A chiropractic adjustment can treat the pain and symptoms of a cervical spine injury and sprains. If you suffered a fracture and have lost range of motion due to having it immobilized, we can help you regain it. With chiropractic care, we can also treat the severity and frequency of your headaches caused by a concussion. You can schedule an appointment with us today by calling (703) 385-2990.

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