If you would like to find out whether or not Graston might be appropriate to relieve your muscle pain, call Dr. Cully at (512) 556-0211 for a consultation to discuss your situation…or continue living in pain or discomfort. The choice is yours. What have you got to lose?
What Is The Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique involves rapidly rubbing an instrument over the affected area. This breaks up the scar tissue, restoring flexibility and ultimately easing skeletal and muscle pain. The practitioner initially combs the instrument across the skin, feeling as the instrument “catches” on adhesions or scar tissue. Once found, the practitioner rubs the instrument more rapidly across the area to break up the scar tissue. The scar tissue is eventually reabsorbed into the body as it re-heals properly.
Does It Work?
The real question is does it work? Graston is an established technique that has helped innumerable patients worldwide who have seen benefits including
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.
In my practice, many patients receive it to help obtain freedom of movement with fantastic results. I recommend at least three treatments in order for the procedure to have a realistic chance of beginning to reduce skeletal or muscle pain in the affected area. The number of treatments that a patient might need beyond that really depends on the severity of the injury.
You can receive the Graston Technique with a normal chiropractic adjustment, or by itself if an adjustment is not necessary. In either case, as part of a holistic process expect to learn stretching exercises to continue to do on your own to help maximize the healing process and speed recovery towards your former capabilities.