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Have you heard of the Graston Technique? It's a popular treatment for athletes and others with soft tissue injuries. You may wonder if it could work for you. As your chiropractor in West Los Angeles, Joga Chiropractic Care has your questions answered. Here's what you need to know about Graston Technique treatment.
The Graston Technique deals with soft tissue mobilization using stainless steel tools. These tools break up scar tissue, causing inflammation followed by healing.
Graston treatments usually begin with a warm-up and end with exercise. You can expect your Graston therapist to use the instruments on your body for about ten minutes each session. As your therapist rubs and massages you with the instruments, you may feel some slight discomfort. The number of visits you will need depends on the reason you are receiving Graston Technique treatment. One or two treatments per week for four to five weeks is a typical length of time to receive this therapy.
Our patients have seen beneficial results from using the Graston Technique for a variety of issues. Conditions that respond well to this technique include:
The main benefit of the Graston Technique is relief from pain and tension. This technique targets the area of your body that hurts, making you feel better after just a few treatments. A systematic review published in the Physical Therapy Reviews journal found that the Graston Technique reduces pain and improves functioning in less than three months.
Another important benefit of Graston Technique treatment is a shorter recovery time after soft tissue injury. A 2012 study from Canada showed that the Graston Technique helped reduce recovery time for two women with lateral elbow pain. A shorter recovery time means getting back to your daily life sooner.
Also, the Graston Technique does not rely on pain medications. The treatment can reduce your pain without over-the-counter pain relievers or overly-prescribed opiates.
The Graston Technique is a great way to target and reduce your pain. If you have any further questions about this treatment, contact us at Joga Chiropractic Center.
Joga Chiropractic Center is your chiropractor in West Los Angeles. We proudly serve LA and the surrounding area, including Playa Del Rey and Culver City. New patients receive a complimentary consultation. To make your appointment, call 424-800-2488 or request an appointment online today.