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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor help?

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Robert Ramsey finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Gresham, OR office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (503) 667-6744 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Gresham, OR Auto Injury and Chronic Pain

Gresham, OR auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Gresham, OR and you've been in a motor vehicle accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with a lot of auto injury patients in our Gresham, OR office, and several of these folks are experiencing chronic pain caused by an old accident. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end crashes lead to pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Dr. Robert Ramsey is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced mobility of your spine and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Gresham, OR office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Robert Ramsey is here for you. Give us a call today at (503) 667-6744 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Gresham, OR Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Gresham, OR auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. Robert RamseyEvery year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a substantial number of people get injured in a collision. Although most crashes are "minor," chronic spine pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto accident patients in our Gresham, OR office, and Dr. Robert Ramsey has been treating people with these types of problems since 1997. During a crash, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces place stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A collision can result in a vast array of pain issues.

A ligament sprain in the neck can result in pain, swelling, and radicular pain in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured structures.

Dr. Robert Ramsey Can Help People Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Robert Ramsey, your Gresham, OR chiropractor, can help by lowering irritation in the injured area and can help minimize the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover or call Dr. Robert Ramsey today at (503) 667-6744.

 

Gresham, OR TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Gresham, OR TMJ Treatment by Dr. Robert RamseyJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common problem experienced by people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some doctors to identify the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Robert Ramsey sees this very commonly in our Gresham, OR office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Robert Ramsey will work to restore your spine back to health, decreasing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Robert Ramsey finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Gresham, OR and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Robert Ramsey can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1997, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (503) 667-6744 for an appointment or consultation.

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Causes of Chronic Pain after Auto Injuries

Gresham, OR neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Gresham, OR office. Thankfully, Dr. Robert Ramsey is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Robert Ramsey at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Gresham, OR office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Gresham, OR auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Gresham, OR office. Thankfully, Dr. Robert Ramsey is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Robert Ramsey as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car crash

Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Gresham, OR office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Gresham, OR Neck Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many car accident cases in our Gresham, OR office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.

Even in a collision, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a wreck, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area become inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Car Accidents

We manage many car accident cases in in our Gresham, OR office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. What causes headache after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Gresham, OR office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Dr. Robert Ramsey is here in Gresham, OR to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1997 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (503) 667-6744 to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Robert Ramsey sees this type of condition frequently in our Gresham, OR office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Gresham, OR Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Robert Ramsey will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Robert Ramsey is here in Gresham, OR to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1997 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

Back Pain is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Robert Ramsey can help you.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your back, the car seat can put uneven force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Dr. Robert Ramsey is conveniently located in Gresham, OR to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.