Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 collision, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area gets inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your pain, 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.