Your Chiropractor Offers Comprehensive Pain Relief with the Graston Technique
Your chiropractor at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates in Greensburg and Export, PA, can provide you with faster recovery and fewer treatments on your way to pain-free living with a method known as the Graston Technique. Here are three things Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates wants you to know about this effective method of treatment for common injuries.
The Graston Technique treats all kinds of soft-tissue injuries.
Most of us associate the care we get from our chiropractor with dislocations and misalignment of the spine. While it’s true that your chiropractor is an expert in treating health issues arising from the spine, the Graston Technique expands your chiropractor’s therapeutic repertoire to helping you deal with conditions including Achilles tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck tension, edema, TMJ, hamstring injuries, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, chronic knee pain, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, and scar tissue after a hysterectomy or mastectomy.
Your chiropractor uses some instruments with the Graston Technique you probably haven’t seen before.
Your chiropractor accomplishes therapy with the Graston technique by using some stainless steel instruments that you won’t see in other kinds of therapy. These instruments are designed to amplify tissue texture. This enables your chiropractor to locate adhesions and scar tissue without subjecting you to CT scans and other imaging techniques that may not be covered by your medical insurance. The treatment edges of the steel instruments used in the Graston Technique are very precise and even more comfortable than treatment with hands or fingertips.
These instruments don’t just allow your chiropractor to feel areas of soft tissue injury. They are conductive, so the doctor can apply gentle electrical current through the Graston Technique instruments to modify your sensitivity to pain.
You play an important role in the success of the Graston Technique.
The Graston Technique isn’t all about treating tissues with stainless steel instruments. You will do warmup exercises in your chiropractor’s office before your treatment, and you will do cooldown exercises at the doctor’s direction after your treatment. The doctor will also prescribe exercises you can do at home that continue the rehabilitation of your soft tissues.
The longer an injury has been sustained, the more you benefit from the Graston Technique. Don’t keep putting off treatment. There’s no need to live with pain and disability from soft-tissue injury. The sooner you begin treatment, the fewer sessions you will need before you return to pain-free living.
It’s nice to be in good hands at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates.
Request an appointment online or call us at (724) 216-5004 for appointments at our Greensburg office or at (724) 325-2112 for appointments at our Export office. Our offices are located at 600 South Main Street in Greensburg, PA 15601 and at 1390 Route 286 in Export, PA 15632.