St. Louis Chiropractor Provides Drug-Free Shoulder Pain Relief and Injury Treatment
All of your joints are important, but the shoulder is one of your most-used joints and has the widest range of motion. It’s connected to ligaments, tendons and muscles through your chest, upper back, upper arms and neck. Shoulder injury, pain, weakness or stiffness (like “frozen shoulder”) can hamper your ability to do day-to-day activities. Schedule an appointment with your St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Sas at Gateway Chiropractic for drug-free shoulder pain relief treatment to restore your wellness naturally.
Shoulder Pain Causes
There are so many ways to injure your shoulder—a sports injury, car accident injury, or even sleeping on it awkwardly. Osteoarthritis can also strike. All these things can strain, sprain and otherwise cause shoulder pain and injury. Chiropractor Dr. Sas provides treatment for most shoulder-pain issues, including:
Frozen shoulder—Stiffness and pain can immobilize your shoulder—hence the name “frozen shoulder.” Chronic inflammation or overuse injury are common causes of frozen shoulder, and both respond well to chiropractic care.
Rotator cuff injury—The five major tendons that stabilize your shoulder can suffer injury through auto accidents, sports injuries, etc. Sprains, strains and tears to shoulder ligaments and muscles are also common; they can cause neck, upper back, chest and upper arm pain.
Nerve impingement—Spinal misalignments often pinch nerves that lead to shoulder pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. This type of shoulder pain responds extremely well to chiropractic adjustments for pain relief.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain Relief and Injury Treatment
Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment for musculoskeletal pain and injury like frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder pain conditions. After a thorough exam and medical history, your chiropractor can gently correct spinal misalignments pinching nerves and causing imbalance and inflammation in the shoulder. This helps stabilize the shoulder and all its connective tissues, allowing it to heal and achieve pain relief. Dr. Sas will also show you therapeutic exercises that will continue the healing and wellness process at home so you can resume normal activities with a healthy shoulder.
See the Chiropractor St. Louis Relies on for Natural Shoulder Pain Relief
Don’t put up with shoulder pain—natural, drug-free pain relief is available through chiropractic care! Schedule an appointment with your St. Louis Chiropractor Dr. Sas to restore your shoulder to wellness: 314-909-9000. And follow our Facebook page for health and wellness tips you can use every day!
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What type of treatments might I expect for shoulder 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.
What should I expect during a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractors relieve pressure on the joints in the lower back with spinal adjustments, helping to relieve pain. After a spinal manipulation, many patients notice pain relief not only in their lower back, but also in other areas, such as the feet, neck, or legs.
During your first appointment, Dr. Sas takes your medical history, consults with you about your symptoms, and performs a physical examination of your musculoskeletal system, focusing primarily on the spine. He then performs a series of spinal manipulations to help relieve pressure on the joints.
Lower-back pain is often tied to soft tissue damage, so Dr. Sas might pair chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy, cold laser treatments, or electrical stimulation therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
You will need many chiropractic sessions with healing time between each one to experience long-term relief from your lower-back pain. Because spinal manipulations relieve pressure on the joints, allowing your body to heal itself properly, it’s likely you will experience continued improvement after every visit.
The number of sessions required varies widely from patient to patient. For example, Dr. Sas may recommend 2-3 treatments per week for several months. You could experience a broad range of treatments during that time, including spinal adjustments.
Even after your shoulder pain has subsided, coming in for routine treatments can help prevent shoulder pain from resurfacing. Many patients report that regular chiropractic adjustments improve their quality of life significantly, as they relieve stress and pressure all throughout the body.
If you want to experience relief from your shoulder pain, contact Dr. Sas at 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!