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Seat Belt Injury

Did you know car accident seat belt injuries can happen at speeds as low as 5 mph? While seat belts save lives by preventing people from being ejected from the vehicle or smashing their head into the steering wheel, they can also cause injuries with symptoms that don’t begin until 24-72 hours after the car accident.

What are common seat belt injuries? What are seat belt injury symptoms? What are potential treatment options for seat belt injuries? Can chiropractic care help? Read on for these answers and more!

Common Seat Belt Injuries

If you were in a car accident, you may be experiencing pain from one or more of the following common seat belt injuries:

  • Bruising on your chest or shoulders due to your impact against the seat belt
  • Whiplash from your head snapping forward and backward quickly
  • Strains and sprains from your upper body being thrust forward into the seat belt while your lower body remains stable
  • Misaligned or strained shoulder caused by pressure from the seat belt
  • Abdominal pain from the seat belt pressing into your belly
  • Ribs shifted out of alignment due to the angle of the seat belt across your chest

Seat Belt Injuries Symptoms

Symptoms of seat belt injuries may include:

  • Inability to turn your head
  • Reduced range of motion in your shoulder, neck, or back
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Treatment for Seat Belt Injuries

When you visit County Line Chiropractic after your car accident, one of our trusted chiropractors will do a physical exam and you will get a Digital X-Ray or MRI to determine the source and cause of your pain. Then, the chiropractor will create a customized care plan for you which may include one or more of the following, depending on your specific needs:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical muscle stimulation

Benefits of Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Chiropractic care after a car accident has many benefits, including:

  • Pain relief without the risks and side effects of medication
  • Improved neck or back pain
  • Non-invasive and holistic
  • More affordable than some other treatments
  • No referral needed
  • Treats the root cause of your pain rather than masking it

Make an Appointment With a Seat Belt Injury Chiropractor in South Florida

If you live in South Florida and have experienced seat belt injuries to chest muscles, whiplash, muscle strains or sprains, stiffness, seat belt injuries shoulder, or you’re experiencing any other pain after your auto accident, schedule an appointment with County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers.

We have 6 locations around South Florida to help you: 

  • Miami Gardens
  • East Fort Lauderdale
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Lauderhill
  • Plantation
  • North Miami Beach

To make an appointment, call (800) 811-1231 or click here. We also accept walk-ins.

If your vehicle is still in the shop after your accident, we offer transportation services to our patients who were injured in car crashes, so don’t let that stop you from starting your healing journey. You may be able to experience pain relief as soon as today.

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We treat our patients like our own family.

We are committed to providing each and every patient with the highest quality, customized care they deserve. You can count on our chiropractors to help you live a happy, healthy, and pain-free life without any surgical procedures or harmful medications.

We hope to hear from you soon!

If you’re ready to find the relief you’ve been longing for, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment at County Line Chiropractic today. We can’t wait to meet you and enlighten you on the power of chiropractic care and natural healing.