What Is the Graston Technique?
With the use of the Graton technique, a chiropractor can mobilize the soft tissue in your body by using an assortment of stainless-steel tools. Manual therapy is based on this type of mobilization; however, this technique simply takes it one step further.
What Does Performing This Technique Accomplish?
This technique is mostly used to break down painful scar tissue caused by an injury or trauma. Our chiropractor will take a tool and move it along the surface of the patient's skin to allow him to feel out where scar tissue may be. When the scar tissue is found, it is broken up using the appropriate tools. The rubbing of the tool against scar tissue can increase the blood flow around it and as a result, function and mobility are restored. Doctors believe that increased blood flow helps injured tissue heal.
Another popular use for this technique is to cut down restrictions on a patient's muscles. This is accomplished by improving the ability to stretch connective tissue in the body and by doing so, it trains the body to rearrange the soft tissue structure and heal more efficiently over time.
There are also neurological benefits to using the Graston technique for healing. Patients that have been treated with the technique have experienced the activation of nerve fibers.
If you are suffering from back pain, you may find that receiving the Graston technique helps alleviate soreness. This has proven to be a faster way to treat back pain than many of the other methods available such as anti-inflammatory medication. Patients that have undergone this technique for back pain have reported that the recovery process was easier as a result.
Local Chiropractic Care in Cincinnati
To find out more about the Graston technique and if it could help you, be sure to call (513) 474-1111 and make an appointment with Dr. Marcon. At Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we can assess your pain and determine whether you would benefit from this technique!