One chiropractic technique that is lesser-known but quickly gaining popularity in the United States is the Graston Technique. The Graston Technique is used by massage therapists and chiropractors nationwide to treat a wide variety of pains and afflictions. In today’s post at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield, our massage therapists discuss The Graston Technique, its benefits, and what it’s often used for. Keep reading to learn more, and, if you’d like to try the Graston Technique for yourself, schedule your appointment at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield today!

What It Is

The Graston Technique was developed back in 1994 when an athlete was getting more and more frustrated from the lack of progress in his knee injury recovery. The athlete used his machinery skills to create an external instrument that helped improve his knee injury by addressing problems in the soft tissue.

Fast forward to today and The Graston Technique is a well-established method that still uses unique instruments and tools to identify and target soft-tissue problems. It is often used to help people suffering from soft tissue damage, chronic pain, limited range of motion, and much more.

The trained massage therapist or chiropractor utilizes steel instruments to penetrate deep enough into the tissue to affect change, but not so deep as to trigger discomfort or pain. It is often performed on specific areas of the body that require scar tissue to be broken up, have fascial restrictions, or need adhesions released. Once the issues within the soft tissue are properly addressed, range of motion is increased and pain is significantly lessened if not removed altogether.

Benefits of This Technique

The Graston Technique comes with a laundry list of benefits. Most notably, however, are its ability to reduce pain, speed up recovery time, reduce inflammation, break down scar tissue, and treat conditions formerly thought to be untreatable. When other massage therapists and chiropractic techniques fail, The Graston Technique can sometimes show results like no other treatment can. This technique can be used independently, but it is often used in tandem with another treatment for maximum effectiveness. To learn more about how The Graston Technique at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield can help you, feel free to reach out to us today!

What It Can Be Used For

The Graston Technique can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions and symptoms. Some of the most common things this technique is used to treat include but aren’t limited to:

Aches and Pains

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Fibromyalgia

Joint Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Fibromyalgia

Other Conditions

  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Try the Graston Technique at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about The Graston Technique and how we use it here at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield! If you have any questions regarding this technique or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our massage therapists and chiropractors, get in touch with us today to get started.