Auto Accidents

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Federal Way Car Accident Injury Care | Spencer Chiropractic Center

Dr. Spencer has completed extensive continuing education in the field of auto accident treatment, including a masters certification through the Spine Institute of San Diego. His expertise on specific mechanisms of injury allows him to target and treat any damaged tissues to ensure an effective and efficient road to recovery. Clients who have been injured in an auto accident can expect a high standard of professionalism ­­ one which attorneys have called upon to inform court proceedings and provide expert testimony.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Neck Injuries

Whiplash is the most common type of auto accident injury. The cause of whiplash during an auto collision forcefully shakes the head suddenly, either from side-to-side or front-to-back, adding pressure to neck ligaments, causing strain and sprains. Most minor cases of whiplash resolves itself over a period of time.

Serious neck injuries can lead to herniation and will not subside on its own, so its best to seek the help of a medical professional.

Leg and Knee Injuries

In car accidents individuals forget injuries occur on the leg and knee. The cause of injuries to the lower body are from parts of the vehicle being smashed against the leg and knee, resulting in alliterations, bruising and broken bones. Injuries are not isolated to just the knee and leg but may effect toes and ankles.

Broken Bones

Broken bones will always require professional medical care, at times broken bones may be treated and repaired with a cast. Serious fractured breaks may require surgery and hospitalization. The deciding factor in broken bones and whether the injury requires surgery or hospitalization will be in the actual break of the location of the bone and whether it is a fracture break, which will then require a metal plate or screws.

Back Injuries

The back and spine are very delicate, minor strains and dislocations only require supportive care. Blunt force from a car accident can lead to chronic pain and the lost of mobility.


During a serious collision the brain can be shaken severely inside the skull, one cause is hitting your head on the steering wheel or windshield, nevertheless a concussion may occur without your head coming into contact with any hard surfaces.

Minor concussions are usually an easy remedy of lots of rest and sleep to allow the swelling of the brain to retract and heal. Serious concussions may require hospitalization, especially if you harbor symptoms of vomiting, severe nausea, headaches and disorientation.

Traumatic brain injuries will require hospitalization and surgery to alleviate serious bleeding and pressure on the brain due to swelling.

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