Chiropractors and Soft Tissue Manipulation
Soft tissue manipulation is one of the common services we provide at Vida Integrated Health. The technique aims to reduce pain, release muscle and joint tension, and improve blood circulation to an injured area. Our soft tissue manipulations may be able to restore strength, mobilize scar tissue, and prevent swelling and infections. Here’s everything to know about soft tissue manipulation and why our chiropractor may recommend it:
What Is Soft Tissue Manipulation?
Soft tissue manipulation involves various treatments to improve soft tissue mobility, circulation, and relaxation. Your body features hard and soft tissues. Muscles, blood and lymph vessels, nerves, tendons, and ligaments are soft tissues. This group of tissues falls into four main types: connective, epithelial, muscle, and nervous. Sprains, strains, fatigue, and contusion in ligaments and tendons constitute soft tissue injuries that may improve through our manipulation.
We offer chiropractor soft tissue therapy targeting pain and irritation in different parts, including your shoulder, hands, neck, thigh, and leg. The technique also releases tension, promotes circulation to the extremities, and prevents the development of chronic pain. Manipulations can be manual or with the help of special equipment. Instrument-assisted manipulations could break up adhesions that form after long periods of inactivity or overuse.
What Does Soft Tissue Manipulation Involve?
Soft tissues can get injured easily due to overuse, accidents, sports injuries, workouts, and disease. Our Providers will determine whether soft tissue therapy is the ideal treatment for your needs. The therapy involves stimulating and massaging soft tissues and muscles to promote natural healing. Assisted soft tissue therapy is not typically painful, but you may experience a release of tension. The pain varies depending on the severity of the scar tissue and inflammation.
Breaking up scarred tissue will leave the area slightly sore, like a light workout session. The soreness may go away within a day or two. Our chiropractors may also combine soft tissue manipulation with other therapies like cupping, acupuncture, cold laser, and disc decompression. Such combinations work in synergy to produce a more holistic treatment for pain, inflammation, and wound healing. The therapy also builds strength and immunity.
Why Do Chiropractor Practitioners Perform Soft Tissue Manipulation?
Soft tissue manipulation is a tender process that can help relieve pain and inflammation in joints and muscles. We plan soft tissue manipulation according to the scale of injury. The technique involves gentle movements, manual traction, trigger point therapy, and tool-assisted treatment. Our chiropractor will recommend the therapy to speed up the recovery of soft tissue injuries. Here are some benefits of soft tissue manipulation:
- Reducing joint inflammation
- Regulating heart rate and decreasing blood pressure
- Improving flexibility and range of motion
- Releasing “feel-good” endorphins
- Reducing muscle spasms and cramps
- Enhancing athletic performance
- Increases hemoglobin production
- Promote oxygen flow to wounded cells
Working With a Chiropractor
Chiropractic doctors are the ideal professionals to visit for soft tissue manipulation and therapies. You should choose experts who can help you achieve your goals through personalized manipulations. Soft tissue manipulation is only as good as the chiropractor who performs it.
At Vida Integrated Health, we operate in an integrated environment housing massage therapists, acupuncturists, and functional medicine physicians. Our teams offer chiropractic adjustments, massage therapies, acupuncture, and functional medicine to give you holistic treatment.
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