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Myofascial Release – Soft Tissue Treatment

Soft tissue injuries can create scar tissue that restricts movement and causes pain and inflammation in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Myofascial Release uses pinpoint pressure to reduce pain and stiffness and increase your range of motion, so you can get back to the activities you love!
Myofascial Releaseis used in treating soft tissue injuries. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels will develop scar tissue after sustaining an injury by trauma (ex: sprains, strains), repetitive motion (ex: typing, sitting at a desk, throwing a baseball), and injuries while exercising and need to be treated properly.
Soft tissue injuries are common in auto accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Scar tissue adhesions develop when soft tissue injuries go untreated and affect the health and function of the muscles and related joints. As muscles become tight and adhesions develop, nerves can become affixed to the surrounding muscles. The nerves get stretched instead of easily sliding against the movement of the muscles causing pain. Symptoms of scar tissue adhesions include stiffness, pain, tightness, diminished blood flow, and restrictive joint movement. Left untreated, this will get worse.
Myofascial Release techniques can quickly restore normal range of motion and function from soft tissue injuries.

Myofascial Release treats many conditions, including the following:

Treating Scar Tissue and Soft Tissue Injuries

Myofascial Release practitioners have undergone extensive training, testing, and evaluation to perform this breakthrough method. Summit Spine and Wellness will identify and correct irregular changes in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves caused by injury or overuse, locate the scar tissue adhesions, break them up, and restore normal flexibility and movement to the injured tissue.

Immediate Pain

A traumatic injury, or an auto accident, can cause immediate pain and damage to the soft tissues in the body. When this happens, the body needs corrective assistance to ensure you heal correctly, and the ligaments, tendons, and muscles regain their normal flexibility and function. Treatment for these injuries includes chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, physical therapy, stretching, and other exercises.

Pain Developed over Time

Repetitive use and overuse injuries from sports and occupations can also develop soft tissue injuries. For example, prolonged sitting at work or on the couch, without proper stretching and movement, can cause muscles and ligaments to shorten, leading to strains and imbalances in the musculature of the hips. Over time, these strains become micro-traumas, which are small-scale injuries to the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joint capsules in response to stress. High-impact movements, common in baseball, golf, tennis, and other sports, can with repetition create micro-trauma too.
The traditional approach to treating soft tissue injuries has used muscles relaxants, rest, heat, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, ultrasound, traction, massage, acupuncture, joint manipulation, stretching, and strengthening exercises. This approach will typically only provide temporary relief because it doesn’t treat scar tissue adhesions. Passive treatments, including muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications, rest, ice, ultrasound, and acupuncture, all focus on treating your symptoms and fail to address adhesion formation and muscle restrictions. Myofascial release treatments, which include joint manipulation, stretching, and various exercises are often required to completely rehabilitate your injury and help you regain the full strength and function of your muscles. As beneficial as these treatments are if they don’t treat the underlying cause of scar tissue adhesions, your recovery will be slower, and the treatments will not be as effective as they could be. This is why Summit Spine and Wellness uses Myofascial Release Techniques in conjunction with chiropractic care, acupuncture, and other treatments when dealing with soft tissue injuries.

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