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Common sports injuries can cause the soft tissues in our bodies to tighten and contract to protect our skeletons from damage. The contractions of these tissues can cause misalignment of the spinal column, subluxed vertebrae, and more. Eventually, these soft tissues may develop scar tissue.
Left untreated, these injuries can result in a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, back pain and generalized discomfort. At Back to Health Center, we use a variety of techniques to re-align the vertebrae, heal scar tissue and restore the body to its optimal state.
This technique originally developed by athletes uses stainless steel instruments to detect and treat scar tissue from healed injuries. This is helpful because scar tissue limits range of movement while also causing pain. The patient's original injury may have healed, but scar tissue prevents the patient from feeling truly well.
With the Graston Technique, stainless steel instruments are used to comb the areas of injury until the scar tissue is detected. Then the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue. These tools increase blood flow and cellular activity in the affected areas, facilitating true healing and eliminating old scar tissue.
Cold lasers are instruments used to aim beams of light into the injured parts of the body. These beams of light can penetrate the layers of the body up to 5 centimeters. The affected areas of the body absorb the light and a process much like photosynthesis begins. The cells convert the light into energy, allowing the injured area to return to a more normal state. This technique can reduce inflammation and pain while decreasing the time it takes for an injured part of the body to heal.
With this method, a special type of body tape (known as Kinesio Tex Tape) is applied to areas of the body in order to affect change. Kinesio tape is designed to mimic the weight and pressure of the body's own skin.
When applied to the body, Kinesio tape pulls on the layers of skin, creating space between the muscle and the dermis for the purposes of relieving pressure on the lymph channels. This is done to increase drainage to the affected areas, and also change the signals that the nerves in the affected area send to the brain. This can reduce pain, increase range of motion and facilitate the healing of the affected area.
Kinesio tape is also believed to reduce muscle fatigue, increase muscle performance and improve the quality of muscle contraction. Kinesio Tex Tape also increases the mobility of the joints and improves joint alignment.
Back to Health Center is proud to be one of the leading facilities in the Alexandria and Washington D.C. area for treating sports injuries. We use all the latest techniques and equipment for healing persistent and painful conditions. For more information, contact us at 703-683-7771to set up an appointment.
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