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Dr. Sas offers full manual chiropractic services at Gateway Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, including treatments for whiplash.
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Whiplash Neck Injury Pain Relief Treatment with Chiropractic Care in St. Louis
Although whiplash is a common car accident injury, it can happen any time the laws of physics suddenly whip your head and neck back and forth. Falling, slipping and sports injuries are all potential whiplash-causing situations. The key to lasting, drug-free whiplash neck pain relief treatment is visiting your St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas as soon as you realize you’ve been hurt. Schedule an appointment at Gateway Chiropractic for injury care today: (314) 909-9000.
How Can I Tell if I have Whiplash?
When you’re in an auto accident, a sudden sports injury or fall where your head whips back and forth, whiplash develops:
- Neck vertebrae grate against each other, compressing the discs in between
- Neck muscles, tendons and ligaments are strained
- Nerves are pinched that could cause pain and dysfunction around the body.
When these things happen, the soft tissues take a while to manifest an inflammatory response, and you may walk away from the sports or car accident feeling fine. A few hours (or even days) later, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Increase in headaches and migraines
- Upper back pain
- Hand and/or arm pain
- Vision, hearing and concentration problems.
- Jaw or facial pain
Chiropractic Care Provides Drug-Free Whiplash Pain Relief Treatment
Because whiplash is a biomechanical neck injury, painkillers cannot fix it. Chiropractic care is especially effective whiplash treatment because it corrects and alleviates the injury itself, which provides natural, drug-free pain relief in the following ways:
- Your chiropractor can diagnose subluxations in the neck where the vertebrae are out of alignment after an accident and provide gentle, precise spinal adjustments to correct posture.
- This relieves pinched nerves and allows strained soft tissues to relax and heal naturally.
Along with chiropractic adjustment techniques, St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Sas will likely recommend rest, gentle neck stretches and other techniques to reduce inflammation and provide natural pain relief. Follow-up chiropractic care ensures that you return to optimum wellness as soon as possible.
Drug Free Whiplash Relief from the Chiropractor St. Louis Goes to after a Car Accident
Whiplash is a serious injury, so visit your St. Louis chiropractor immediately after any car accident or incident where you may have a neck injury. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sas today for drug-free pain relief: (314) 909-9000. And check our Facebook page’s wellness ideas!
Neck 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 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!