Auto Accident Chiropractor in Renton

Doctors at Fairwood Chiropractic have specialized training in whiplash injury through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD)

Welcome to Fairwood Chiropractic, your auto injury specialist! Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Doctors at Fairwood Chiropractic in Des Moines, WA are among the few healthcare providers in the Northwest who are Doctors of Chiropractic and NUCPS Traffic Crash Investigators. They are among only 29 tested certified SRISD graduates in Washington State.

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The education and training of a Traffic Crash Investigator is typically designed for law enforcement personnel. Training involves drawing accident collision diagrams, calculating speed estimates, interpreting different types of vehicle damage, determining occupant biomechanics, evaluating tire marks, and other sources of physical evidence on the roadway.

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) cases are highly complex in nature, involving review of police reports, damage estimates, damage photographs, investigation and biomechanical reports, and prior medical reports. Due to the complex nature of MVA’s and the medicolegal issues involved, many primary care providers and medical specialists will not accept you as a patient if you have an MVA claim.

Since all three doctors at Fairwood Chiropractic have experience with both deposition and court testimony for MVA cases, we would be happy to review your case.

SRISD is a five-module certification program taught by Dr. Art Croft DC MPH PhD(c). Dr. Croft is considered a scientific authority in the field of whiplash and MVA injury research, and has published over 350 research articles and two textbooks. Approximately 100 certifications are granted each year for those who successfully pass the SRID exit examination. By virtue of their specialized training, SRISD graduates are qualified to opine on whiplash statistics, biomechanics, crash investigation and auto accident reconstruction issues.

Other instructors at SRISD have included world renowned crash-test scientist Dr. Frank Pintar PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Dr. John De Rosia PhD PE, Auto Accident Reconstructionist and Biomechanical Engineer.

More About Dr. Croft

Dr. Croft is the developer of the chiropractic whiplash guidelines that have been recognized by the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). He has been a lecturer at several international conferences, including the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, the International Congress on Whiplash-Associated Disorders, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the World Congress of the International Traffic Medicine Association, the SAE World Congress and the World Congress of Biomechanics.

Auto Accident Facts

In the United States, up to 3 million people each year get injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). The most common injury is whiplash (cervical acceleration/deceleration). Due to the complex nature of MVA’s and high impact forces involved, approximately 20% of all patients who suffer whiplash will have residual pain and disability.

All injuries need to be accurately diagnosed and documented by a licensed healthcare provider. Due to their extensive experience in treating whiplash injuries, chiropractors see approximately 1/3 of all MVA patients in the United States. The doctors at Fairwood Chiropractic have experience evaluating all types of MVA’s (ie. rear-end, front-end, sideswipe, side impact, rollover, etc). Each type of MVA comes with a different prognosis (expected outcome with treatment).

At Fairwood Chiropractic, we have experience with both deposition and court testimony for auto accident injuries, and addressing issues such as causation and biomechanics. We accept PIP insurance as well as third party claims.

Call us today to schedule an appointment at 425-226-1856


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