If you are dealing with neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Robert Ramsey sees this type of problem frequently in our Gresham, OR office. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme 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 car crash, 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 sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Robert Ramsey is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish 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.