Graston Technique is a therapeutic method used in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The Graston technique is a relatively new type of soft tissue mobilization that uses specially designed stainless-steel instruments to help the chiropractor detect and eliminate adhesions caused by scar tissue.
The scar tissue is a non-functional tissue that can limit movement and generate pain, as well as aggravate other musculoskeletal problems. This therapy seeks to overcome these problems and boost overall health.
Specialized instruments are used to massage the affected area, generating micro-abrasions of the scar tissue. This procedure induces an inflammatory response that increases blood flow to the tissues to accelerate the healing process and restore the elasticity of normal tissue.
This technique is increasingly being used for the treatment of lower back pain. Lower back pain is a disorder we all experience at least once in our lifetime. Back pain causes decreased lumbar extensibility, limited range of movement and the ability to walk, generating limitations in the activities of daily life.
Graston technique helps eliminate back pain by inhibiting tissue adhesions, increasing blood flow and promoting collagen synthesis. This technique is combined with postural adjustments and exercises.
Scar tissue removal may cause some discomfort, but the long-term benefits are worth it. Therapy is usually initiated with gentle massages to desensitize the tissues and subsequently, the strength of the massages is increased.
It is important to remember that the Graston technique must be applied by qualified chiropractors with experience in this area. In our center in Pickering, you will find the best professionals who willing to help you eliminate your back pain once and for all.
Want to know if the Graston Technique can help you? Visit The AIM Clinic or call us at 905-492-8688 for a consultation or visit our website to book an appointment. We look forward to working with you on your journey to attaining optimal health.