From tension to soft tissue damage, Dr. David Dils at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA, offers soft tissue treatments to help you experience the relief you deserve.
What’s the Purpose of Soft Tissue Treatments at a Chiropractor’s Office?
Whether you’ve visited a chiropractor or just read a lot about chiropractic treatment, you’ve likely been introduced to the idea of soft tissue treatments. And, if you’re like many, you might be wondering why a chiropractor – one who treats misaligned bones – would work on soft tissues. And what exactly do soft tissue treatments do for your chiropractic treatment plan, anyway?
The truth is that these treatments can be as important as – and integral to – restoring alignment to your bones. Dr. Dils and the team at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA, explain why below.
Connection Between the Soft and Hard Tissues
Chiropractors know how important the alignment of your joints is. If there is a misalignment, it can lead to many issues, such as herniated discs, headaches, pain, tingling, and more. That’s due to the fact that a misalignment means that pressure is being applied to the soft tissues – the muscles, nerves, discs, ligaments, and tendons.
When the soft tissues are impacted, it doesn’t just cause these symptoms, though. It also means that those tissues are putting extra pressure and strain on the bones and joints. This can keep them out of alignment, cause additional misalignment, or worsen the current misalignment.
In order to help you fully achieve relief, chiropractors have techniques to treat the misalignment and any impacted or contributing soft tissue problems.
How Chiropractic Care and Soft Tissue Treatments Work Together
When the soft tissues are tense, strained, or otherwise injured, your chiropractor might not be able to provide a full adjustment. This is because those soft tissue problems act like a wall, almost blocking adjustments from being fully effective.
Chiropractors often work to address the soft tissues either before or during adjustments. By getting those tissues to relax, a more effective adjustment can be performed.
As alignment is restored, the additional pressure is taken off the soft tissues. The two types of treatment continue to build upon one another until full and lasting healing is achieved.
The types of soft tissue therapy vary between chiropractors, but some common ones include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Hot/cold therapy
- Chiropractic massage
- Therapeutic stretching
Find out more about how combining chiropractic care and soft tissue treatments can benefit you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dils at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA, at (717) 241-6263.
Soft tissue therapy has been proven to assist in mending of a large number of conditions including:
- Back pain
- Postoperative care
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Disc issues
- Pinched nerves
- Joint pain
Chiropractic care is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency, while soft tissue therapy has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Soft tissue therapy additionally benefits patients with muscle spasms, as well as other various injuries.