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Dr. Sas offers full manual chiropractic services at Gateway Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, including treatments for neck and shoulder pain.
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Neck & Shoulder Pain Q & A
How do you determine what is causing my neck pain?
Dr. Sas approaches care for each patient with a detailed and in-depth evaluation. Pain in the shoulder and neck area can have many causes, and symptoms are often complex. The general evaluation may include X-rays, palpation, and other diagnostic tools that help him understand the extent of your injury or the cause of your pain. From there, the patient and Dr. Sas discuss the treatment plan that will provide pain relief and improved wellness. The goal is that you are not only pain-free today, but that you are pain-free tomorrow too.
What causes neck pain?
Some of the conditions or issues that may contribute to a pain in the neck include:
- Poor posture
- Muscle strain
- Degenerative Diseases
- Abnormalities in the bone or joints
If your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands, or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm, seek diagnoses of the root cause and treatment as soon as possible.
What type of treatments might I expect for shoulder or neck pain?
Because the causes of neck and shoulder pain are diverse, several different types of treatments are available depending on the outcome of your physical exam. The most common type of adjustment is the chiropractic diversified adjustment. This is a manipulative technique that utilizes high-velocity and low- amplitude thrusts helping to realign joints and muscles. The result is an improvement in mobility of joints and the alignment of bone, muscle, and connective tissue. Another option is acupressure, which is useful in treating subluxations and distortions that are caused by the misalignment of muscles or muscle injuries. Another option is Kinesio Taping, which harnesses the body’s natural healing process and supports muscles and joints while treating orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and medical conditions that involve joint and muscle relationships. These types of adjustments offer both immediate relief for pain in the shoulder and neck area and also a preventative approach that helps patients recover and live pain-free.
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!