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Treating Seatbelt Injuries at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic

It can be difficult to recover from the various injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident. Acute pain, chronic pain, and serious traumatic injuries can all result from an auto accident. One of the most common yet serious injuries that can occur due to auto accidents is seatbelt injuries. Seatbelt injuries can take months to recover from and can have lasting impacts on the body. To help your body recover and prevent potential issues from occurring in the future, our chiropractors at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic can provide treatment to help you recover faster and find optimal relief from pain caused by seatbelt injuries.

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When Should I Seek Help for a Car Accident Injury?

Many car accident injuries can be readily apparent, such as bruises, lacerations, broken bones, and trauma. This is especially true for seatbelt injuries that can result in trauma around the abdominal area. However, internal injuries such as internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and whiplash might be more subtle. Injuries like whiplash and traumatic brain injuries like concussions can take up to 24 hours to show signs and symptoms. Because of this, it's essential to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic team for immediate medical attention after an injury. Even if you feel like you don't need to be seen, an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI can all be used to rule out more serious injuries. 

What Are the Symptoms of a Car Accident Injury?

Wearing a seatbelt can save your life, but the sudden jerking movement from stopping suddenly while wearing a seatbelt can cause whiplash. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Inability to focus
  • Headache

For other muscle-related seatbelt injuries, symptoms can include:

  • Pain at the site of injury, such as wrists
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Inability to move the shoulder or arm muscles
  • Loss of strength in the injured area

Recovering from a Car Accident Injury

Although pain or discomfort may seem minor at first, these can be signs of underlying issues that can develop into serious health problems if left untreated. We can assess your medical history and current health to create a customized treatment plan unique to your recovery needs. Our chiropractors can help during the recovery process by offering various treatment options, including:

  • Cervical decompression
  • Manual spinal manipulation
  • Physical exercises 

among other recommended lifestyle changes during your recovery.

Contact Us for Quality Chiropractic Care for Your Seatbelt Injury in Manhattan

Our chiropractors at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic can provide the treatment you need for optimal recovery. We are dedicated to helping our patients return to living pain-free lives. See what our auto injury chiropractor can do for you by calling us at (785) 776-7568 today.

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