Graston Technique

If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, then you know how important it is to find pain relief options that are sustainable. At Tacoma Chiropractic Center, serving Tacoma, WA, we offer our patients effective, drug-free pain relief options. One of these methods is the Graston Technique. This innovative technique, along with other therapy methods, can help you get back to enjoying a pain-free life.


What Is the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a type of manual therapy where our chiropractor uses tools made from stainless steel. These tools are used to perform what is called soft-tissue mobilizations. Your soft tissues surround muscles, ligaments, tendons, and much more. If these tissues are swollen, they can cause a lot of pain.

The Graston Technique is similar to massage therapy or manual therapy, but it works on a much deeper level. The tools used during the treatment are used to locate the knots or areas that need attention. Our chiropractor runs the tools over the skin to look and feel for the scar tissue irritations or knots in the fibrous tissue of the muscle. Once the knots or restrictions have been located, the tool can then be used to break down that tissue. Then the new tissue will grow back healthy and relaxed. This restores both mobility and function to the area.

How Will I Benefit from This Method?

The main benefit of the Graston Technique is long-term mobility. This is especially crucial to individuals who have been dealing with muscle knotting, which can decrease mobility and quality of life.

The other benefit is pain relief. The pain you are experiencing is originating in the knotted muscle fibers. When these fibers are broken down and replaced with new muscle fiber, the pain is gone. The method also reduces inflammation, alleviates tension, and promotes blood flow.

Many times, our chiropractor will recommend corrective exercises or physical therapy with the Graston Technique. This helps to strengthen your body as it is healing and recovering.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Tacoma, WA

Our chiropractor can answer any questions you have about the Graston Technique before starting therapy. You will likely need numerous sessions to experience the full benefits and to prevent your pain from reoccurring.

At Tacoma Chiropractic Center in Tacoma, WA, our team of experts offers the Graston Technique in addition to many other adjustments and therapies. We will create a treatment plan and find the chiropractic methods that are right for you. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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