Common Air Bag Injuries

Auto accidents generally result in the airbag being deployed due to the impact of the collision. In most cases, the airbag will shield the occupants of the vehicle from harm. Though airbag injuries do happen, they’re preferable by far to the injuries you would sustain without them. Airbag injuries vary greatly from case to case. If you believe you have sustained an airbag injury in New Hope, MN, our auto accident chiropractor at Robin Wellness Center is here to help.

Airbag Injuries

While minor abrasions and bruising are the most common airbag injuries, the sudden force exerted on the body by a deployed airbag can stretch soft tissues and push joints out of position. The joints and tissues of your neck, shoulders, hands, and fingers may also sustain damage. Airbag injuries that can be effectively treated through chiropractic care include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Impact injuries to the wrists and fingers
  • TMJ

Many of our patients do not realize they have been injured following an auto accident. This is because their systems are flooded with adrenaline and other chemicals that delay pain sensations. Auto accident injury symptoms sometimes do not become apparent for days or even weeks following the crash. For this reason, we recommend you seek chiropractic care as soon as possible following an auto accident. Promptly treating injuries helps in the short term by eliminating pain, and helps in the long term by ensuring your injuries do not develop into a chronic condition.

Chiropractic Treatment

During your first appointment, Dr. Freudenthal or Dr. Kampe will assess the state of your musculoskeletal system and check for airbag injuries. Following this initial assessment, we will develop a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Airbag injuries vary greatly with the speed of the auto accident and the type of collision. When the sources of your pain have been isolated, adjustments can begin.

Our gentle chiropractic adjustments involve manually moving misplaced or disjointed bones back into place. This technique relieves pain and enhances the body’s natural healing properties. Through regular adjustment, our chiropractic team will restore your range of motion and have you feeling better than you did before your auto accident.

Contact Us Today

Our chiropractors, Dr. Freudenthal and Dr. Kampe, have years of experience helping residents of New Hope, MN, and the surrounding areas recover from airbag injuries. To learn more about how we treat airbag injuries, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (763) 746-1244 or visit us online.