Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Group
Speaker: Dr. Robert Ramsey, DC of Gresham Family Chiropractic
Whiplash: the Epidemic. Whiplash today affects a huge segment of society. In the U.S. there are approximately 3 million new injuries each year, with 35-50% of these victims suffering long-term pain, and about 14% becoming disabled. Research has shown that 45% of all persons suffering from chronic neck pain attribute it to a motor vehicle crash injury in their past. And, despite the many advances in automotive safety technology, the incidence of whiplash has been on the rise. The overall cost to society or “harm” (a term that considers medical costs, legal costs, emergency services costs, the costs of lost wages, costs to employers, the loss of tax base, etc.) is more than a quarter of a billion dollars each year. The gradual increase in the incidence of this tremendous public health burden makes it clear that the lack of progress is largely the result of general ignorance as well as the targeted misinformation campaigns mounted by those whose interests are served by it.
Dr. Ramsey is Doctor of Chiropractic. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1996. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Ramsey attended California State University, Chico, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education, with a certificate as an Exercise Science Specialist. Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Ramsey worked as a physical trainer with over six years in exercise program instruction. This experience along with Dr. Ramsey chiropractic degree has lead towards a practice that is not only focused on injury care and wellness, but also prevention through exercise, nutrition and supplementation, as well as stress awareness and prevention.