Over the past few decades, there have been a number of advancements made in the field of motor vehicle safety. These advances include items such as anti-lock brakes, seatbelts and airbags. While these devices are meant to keep us safe from harm, they can cause additional injuries in some cases. When someone is involved in a car accident, the airbag inflates quickly to provide someone a cushion, protecting their head and neck from harm. Unfortunately, this cushion is anything but soft. This airbag has to inflate extremely quickly, and the impact between the person and the airbag can be enough force to lead to an injury.
The team from Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. is here to help everyone in the Arlington Heights area understand some of the most common airbag injuries.
Examples of Common Airbag Auto Accident Injuries
Some of the most common airbag injuries that someone might suffer in an auto accident include:
Whiplash: When someone's head and neck strike the airbag at high speed, this may cause an injury called a cervical spine ligament sprain. Also commonly called whiplash, this can make someone's head and neck area feel sore and stiff.
Headaches: An impact between someone's head and the airbag can also cause someone to develop headaches. Often, these headaches occur because of muscle injuries around the neck and scalp areas, or because of a concussion injury.
Eye Trauma: The eyes are particularly vulnerable in the event of an airbag deployment. Either direct trauma to the eyes themselves or damage from the particulate matter released from the inflation can lead to eye damage.
It is important for everyone who has been involved in an accident to seek the care of an experienced chiropractic physician.
Trust a Trained Chiropractor in Arlington Heights
These are only a few of the many injuries that someone might suffer in airbag deployment. To learn more about airbag injuries, please call Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. located in Arlington Heights. Call 847-259-4493 to make an appointment. We are here to address the root cause of your injury concerns. We will take the time to tailor our treatment plan to your specific needs.