Seeing a Chiropractor is Great for Both Body & Mind
Chiropractic care is a natural branch of medicine featuring a series of non-invasive spinal adjustments. By aligning the musculoskeletal structure, chiropractors can relieve pressure on the joints, restore their function, and improve nerve signaling all throughout the body. If you’re experiencing pain, routine chiropractic adjustments can help. Contact Joseph Sas, DC, from Gateway Chiropractic in Crestwood, St. Louis, Missouri, to learn more.
Chiropractic Care Q & A
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
When the vertebrae of your spinal cord are out of position, nerve tissue can become choked or irritated. That causes significant pain and hinders your body’s natural healing processes.
A chiropractic adjustment is a manipulation of the spine to realign the body’s musculoskeletal system. These manipulations relieve pressure on the joints, restoring their function and allowing the body to heal properly.
Chiropractic adjustments help heal a variety of symptoms, including:
- Lower-back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Many men and women report an improved quality of life after regular chiropractic adjustments, due to reduced pressure and stress in the body. Many patients often use it alongside or as an alternative to regular pain relief treatments.
What can I expect during a chiropractic adjustment?
First, Dr. Sas asks about your medical history and performs a physical examination. During this time, he learns about the symptoms you’re experiencing, orders tests, and customizes a treatment plan to realign your musculoskeletal system. He may order an X-ray if:
- You have had a recent traumatic injury
- You have had a recent infection
- He suspects you may have a specific disease
After he determines that chiropractic adjustments are a proper form of treatment for your condition, he positions your body for treatment.
Most of the time, you lie face down on a padded chiropractic table. Using his hands, Dr. Sas applies controlled force to a joint beyond its normal range of motion, which restores the joint to its intended position.
Dr. Sas may also include nutritional counseling or physical therapy as part of your treatment plan.
Who can get chiropractic adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments are safe as long as they are performed by a licensed professional on a qualifying patient. While almost anyone can use chiropractic adjustments to experience relief from pain and improve their quality of life, some people shouldn’t, including those who have:
- Spinal cord compression
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Certain types of cancer
If you take blood-thinning medications, it’s likely you’re not a good candidate for chiropractic adjustments. Be sure to give Dr. Sas your full medical history before receiving spinal adjustments as a form of treatment.
If you’re interested in how chiropractic adjustments can help relieve your symptoms, contact Gateway Chiropractic today.
Words From Happy Gateway Chiropractic Patients
I have seen many chiropractors since college in effort to fix a few different issues, and Dr Sas is the ONLY one who sat down and created a full treatment plan AND TOLD ME ABOUT IT. Personally, I like to know what’s going on when a Dr is treating me, and he has always been very transparent in my care plan. After 6 years I can finally cross my legs sitting down again, and it keeps getting better.
I had A LOT of irrational anxiety about getting chiropractic work done. But Dr. Sas was very down-to-earth and didn’t feed me any b.s. He understood my anxiety, but made sure that I understood he was in this with me and for me. After 4 months, he is now one of my most favorite humans and I look forward to our visits. Oh, and I guess it’s probably important to note that his treatments are actually helping me. So, there’s that.
Dr Sas is amazing!! I went from having back pain daily to being symptom free after about a month in his care. I have seen other chiropractors before and I can’t say enough about how great Dr Sas is compared to the competition. His office staff is incredibly nice and knows everyone by name. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone and everyone to go see Dr Sas at Gateway Chiropractic!