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Pain Relief Via Chiropractor-Delivered Graston Technique

- Wednesday, October 25, 2023

A highly successful pain management modality provider here at NYC’s West Side Comprehensive Chiropractic Care is the Graston Technique. It is a form of manual therapy used to diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal disorders. It involves the use of specially designed stainless-steel instruments to perform a type of soft tissue mobilization. The technique is often used by chiropractors, and some other healthcare professionals.

During a Graston Technique session, Dr. Watkins, DC, uses the instruments to rub over the patient's skin in a specific manner to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The goal is to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as to encourage the healing process in the affected area. The treatment aims to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and improve function.

The Graston Technique is commonly employed in the management of conditions such as:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Scar tissue
  • Tendinopathies
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries

It is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities such as exercise, stretching, and strengthening programs to achieve optimal results. If you are keen to this therapeutic technique, contact West Side Comprehensive Chiropractic Care.