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This Village Family Clinic (Hackettstown, NJ) blog post is presented by Dr. Miller who demonstrates soft tissue modality using the "Graston" technique.  If you suffer any form of back pain in (or around) Hackettstown NJ, the Graston technique is but one of many different chiropractic services provided here in our modern and comfortable Hackettstown clinic

Below is the transcript of Dr. Miller's video.  

Hi I'm Dr. Miller, a staff Chiropractor here at Village Family Clinic. Today we're going to demonstrate a soft tissue modality that we do here called " Graston". This is called an instrument assisted soft tissue modality. Basically what we do we can take it onto areas of discomfort such as scar tissue or really tight muscles try to break up some of that muscle to promote better healing.

So I'm going to demonstrate here. I just take a little bit of lotion into the affected area. This is sometimes a lot more effective than general massage because we're actually breaking up dead lesions underneath the skin. A lot of patients say this is very gentle, very comfortable. Sometimes it can get a little bit more aggressive depending on the patient. We just kind of work in the muscles taking into the area of discomfort.

Sometimes what happens we get a little bit of a red reaction here. You can kind of see in some cases you leave a little bit of bruise on the skin but what that is doing is bringing blood flow to the affected area. So after we break up the area and get the soft tissue moving the blood flow helps promote healing and restore the muscles back to proper function.

So if you feel like you might be having some muscle pain something that has lasted and hasn't gone away or isn't responding to other treatments give us a call. We’d love to have you come in and check it out and see if we can help you with this type of modality.


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