Neck and back pain
I tried several Chinese doctors before I found Dr. Susanna Shen and have been staying with her ever since. Every time I don't feel well, especially when I had neck pain or back pain, she is the one I go to. Not only her diagnosis and treatments were so effective, but also she is very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. She is always so patient and tries her best to help every way she can: accupuncture, massage, medication, advice on diet, etc. It has always been a pleasure to visit her, after coming out of her office, I felt much better both physically and emotionally.
-- Anita W
Dr Susanna Shen is amazing. I highly recommend her. Best TCM doctor you can find.
-- Gabriele L
A 48-year-old male presented with persistent pain in his right wrist and forearm that had been bothering him for the past two years. The patient had previously received two cortisone injections in his wrist to alleviate the pain, which unfortunately led to a change in the skin color on the lateral side of his right wrist. Seeking relief and treatment, he came to our clinic for an evaluation.
Upon examination, we employed traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture channel assessment and took into consideration the anatomical locations related to the musculoskeletal system. During this assessment, we identified tender points in the Anterior and Medial Scalene, Sternocleidomastoid (SCM), and Trapezius muscles, which appeared to be potential contributors to his right wrist pain. The patient also reported experiencing tingling sensations in his wrist and hand during nighttime.
To address his condition, we pursued a multi-faceted approach. Initially, we focused on alleviating the tender points located in the abdominal region, utilizing Contemporary Abdominal Diagnosis techniques. Subsequently, we worked on relieving tension in the SCM muscle, Medial Scalene, and Pectoralis Major. Concurrently, we provided targeted relief for the local pain in his wrist and forearm area. In addition, we incorporated other modalities and methods tailored to the patient's specific needs at each treatment session.
Following 2-3 treatment sessions, the patient reported a notable improvement in the medial side of his right hand, wrist, and forearm. Remarkably, he was able to resume playing tennis without experiencing recurring pain.