Strained muscles, ligaments or tendons can cause trauma to your soft tissues. Over time this will result in the formation of scar tissue and restrictions of the fascia. At Casey Family Chiropractic, serving Jacksonville IL, we are thrilled to offer Graston Therapy as a solution to these painful conditions.
Graston Therapy Can Help Whole Body Wellness
Our practice strives to bring whole body wellness to our patients. Often this will call for treating certain painful conditions such as scar tissue or restricted fascia. Graston Therapy has proven to be very beneficial in this area.
Graston Therapy is an innovative approach to manual therapy. Through the use of six stainless steel instruments and a combination of specialized massage, patients can find relief from many painful conditions. The rounded edges of the instruments can be used to detect injuries in the tissue as well as to treat the issues.
Practitioners use cross friction massage to go against the grain of the scarred tissue. Through this method, the scarred tissue is then broken down so that the connective tissue can be rearranged. This helps to initiate the healing process in the affected area.
Who Will Benefit From Graston Therapy?
This form of therapy provides significant benefits to patients who suffer from back muscle strain. Because the back is constructed of muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons, injuries to the soft tissue can be common. Pain affecting the back can have a profound effect on your functionality. Eliminating this pain with drug-free, non-invasive methods is crucial for many patients who are maintaining their quality of life. The Graston approach makes this possible.
Back pain is not the only condition that can be treated in this way by our chiropractor. Speaking with our chiropractor is the best way to learn if a treatment is right for you. This is a great option if you are experiencing painful conditions and wish to find a drug-free, non-invasive method of pain management.
What Can I Expect During a Treatment?
During your first visit, you can expect our chiropractor to evaluate your specific conditions to determine if this treatment is right for you. You and your doctor can decide the best approach for your therapy. You can expect your treatment to last from one to ten visits. These visits will be spread out over several weeks.
Some patients do experience slight inflammation following a treatment. This should not alarm you. The inflammation response brings more blood flow to the affected area, thereby expediting the healing process. There is little to no recovery period and most patients do not find the therapy uncomfortable.
Graston Therapy and Chiropractic Care in Jacksonville