Graston Technique FAQ’s
Many individuals who have benefited from chiropractic adjustment and other forms of natural treatment for years have never heard of Graston technique except in passing which means that they may be missing out on the ideal form of therapy to relieve their neck pain, back pain or any other symptoms caused by nagging soft tissue injuries. If you could use some clarification on this healing modality yourself, check out these frequently asked questions about the Graston technique from our chiropractors in College Station, Dr. Campion and Dr. Sehorn.
What is the Graston technique?
The Graston technique is an instrument-assisted form of manual therapy. The instruments greatly enhance our chiropractor's ability to feel, isolate, and break up restrictions or adhesions in soft tissues that are causing discomfort.
How do soft tissues become restricted?
Soft tissue injuries naturally create scar tissue in response to tissue damage and inflammation but if that damage or inflammation is severe or constant enough, abnormal overgrowths of scar tissue may form. These clumps are called adhesions because they essentially glue adjacent muscles, ligaments, tendons, or fascia together.
What effects can adhesions have on comfort and function?
Adhesions inhibit motion in tissues, at the same time preventing full healing of soft tissue injuries. Results may include neck pain, back pain, and pain or stiffness in an extremity.
How do we locate and fix these restrictions?
Our chiropractic team uses specially shaped metal instruments developed specifically for the Graston technique to detect areas of restriction. By running the instruments over the tissues with a careful, sensitive, practiced hand, Dr. Campion and Dr. Sehorn can feel exactly where the restrictions are located and then use the instruments to break up the internal scarring.
How popular is the Graston technique?
The Graston technique has become astonishingly popular since it was first developed by an injured water skier. Today more than 2,700 outpatient clinics and 22,650 practitioners have adopted this technique as part of their regular menu of healing and rehabilitation services.
Does the Graston technique hurt?
The Graston technique is intended to relieve pain, not to cause it. While some minor bruising or discomfort may occur as a natural side-effect of the treatment, our chiropractic team is careful to adjust the technique for optimal comfort.
What conditions are the Graston techniques used for?
The Graston technique has been effective for treatment of: Achilles tendonitis, neck and back sprain/strain, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinosis, scar tissue, shin splints, trigger finger, and post- surgical scarring. Many patients can reduce their pain medication while enjoying speedier, more complete healing of soft tissue injuries.
Contact Campion Chiropractic Today
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about the Graston technique and even more happy to use this technique to relieve your pain and other symptoms. If you're ready to discover the positive impact this natural rehabilitation modality can have on your life, call (979) 693-6500 to schedule a consultation at Campion Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic.