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Chiropractic Treatment for Seat Belt Injury in Brea, CA

At North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we know that car accident injuries often get worse over time, causing lingering symptoms that may or may not respond to traditional treatment options. We take every auto accident injury seriously, working quickly to identify the source of your trauma and prevent further complications.  Sometimes, that source is the very thing that was designed to spare you: the seat belt.

Car seat belt.

If you have a seatbelt injury after an auto accident, our Brea chiropractor is here to help. We will work with you to understand exactly what happened during your auto accident, rule out organ damage and fractures, and customize your chiropractic care plan to help your body heal.  

What Happens During a Seat Belt Injury

Seat belts prevent and minimize major car accident injuries, but sometimes they cause other injuries in the process. For example, if the collision is forceful enough, your seat belt may apply massive pressure to your hips, ribs, or organs and cause internal bleeding or tears. And as the seat belt holds your torso in place during a sudden collision, your head and neck still snap forward, causing everything from tissue tears and nerve compression to spinal injuries. Our chiropractor has experience with seat belt injuries of all types and severities. She knows how important it is to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan after an auto accident, and she will help you understand this process as we learn more about your symptoms.

Common Symptoms of a Car Accident Seat Belt Injury

If your seatbelt held you in place during a recent auto accident, it's important to rule out spinal injuries and tissue damage that may be related to the restraint or sudden force. Here are some of the most common symptoms of a car accident seat belt injury in Brea:

  • Sore Chest, Hips, or Abdomen – The force of a collision can lead to pain and inflammation in the body parts that the seat belt touched
  • Stiff Neck – Whiplash or muscle stiffness may occur if your head and neck were jolted back and forth during a collision
  • Weakness – Nerve damage and related spinal injuries can cause muscle weakness in the legs and lower back
  • Bruises – If you have bruises or swelling on your chest or abdomen, chiropractic care may help reduce the inflammation and rebalance blood flow

Schedule an Appointment with Our Brea Chiropractor Today!

If you're still experiencing symptoms of seat belt-related trauma, you need a chiropractor near Brea who will help your body heal instead of covering up the symptoms. Come to North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center for your seat belt injury treatment needs. Our Brea chiropractor, Dr. Neha Patel, is happy to serve Brea and the surrounding communities with all-natural, whole-body treatment options for car accident injuries and other musculoskeletal trauma. If you have a seat belt injury that is still causing pain or mobility loss, contact us at (714) 256-0411 or fill out our online request form to make an appointment now.

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