In Chiropractic Treatment, What Does The Scraper Do?

If you have been injured in a car accident or have an injury from something else, you can benefit from seeing a chiropractor. A chiropractor can help you to treat your injury efficiently with no pharmaceuticals or surgery required. There are many different techniques that a chiropractor will use, and one of them is the use of the scraper.

When you have a soft tissue injury, the pain can vary from mild to severe pain. Often times, swelling, bruising, and stiffness can be a factor. When your soft tissue is injured, there are adhesions that will form. This is the way your body deals with the pain. Soft tissue injuries can be caused by overuse or by a trauma. Scraping can help to eliminate the pain and help the injury to heal fast.

What Is Scraping Therapy?

Scraping therapy helps to stimulate your soft tissue to help aid in the healing of your injuries. These soft tissues help to support and surround the internal organs and bones. These include ligaments, tendons, fascia, and muscles. Scraping therapy can help to reduce the pain in these areas. When you go to your chiropractor for scraping therapy, he or she will take a tool and scrape over the area where you are experiencing pain. This will help to reduce muscle restrictions and soft tissue restrictions. This therapy is most effective on strained muscles, fascia restrictions, and scar tissue.

The Benefits Of Scraping Therapy

The benefits of having scraping therapy include:
• Motion. You will have an increased range of motion with scraping as it helps the muscle area to loosen and heal quickly.
• Swelling. Scraping can help to reduce swelling greatly.
• Pain. Most people say that scraping helps to minimize their pain the moment treatment has begun.
• Adhesion build-up. Scraping can help to break down the adhesions that have build up.

When you have a soft tissue injury, there will be blood stagnation. When your blood circulation is running as it should, your blood flows freely and is not sitting in place. When your blood is not flowing freely, it creates an environment that is more prone to diseases and further injury. Scraping can quickly help your blood circulation and help to normalize your metabolic processes. All toxins that have built up in your cellular tissue will be released. Your body will both be detoxified and nourished by the scraping process.

Going To Your First Appointment

If you have decided that scraping is something you would like to try, you will need to make an appointment with your local chiropractor. On your first visit, they will ask you questions about your medical history and questions about your soft tissue injury. They will do an exam of the affected area and then begin the treatment with scraping. They may also do other things like adjustments, recommendations for supplements, diet recommendations, and exercise. You may need several treatments with scraping to help you to get the most benefits. This will all depend on how severe your injury is and how well your body responds to the scraping.

 Why Go With A Chiropractor?

You may be curious as to why you should go to a chiropractor instead of a regular doctor. Most regular doctors are not going to offer scraping as a treatment options and will instead prescribe you medications or recommend that you take over-the-counter medications. These things often have pretty nasty side effects and can even cause a chance of addiction. These treatment options often do not find out the root cause of your pain and do not treat things like the blood stagnation in your injury. You could find your injury lasting a lot longer than it should. Instead of dealing with this, visiting a chiropractor can allow you to get treatment for your injury all naturally. If you want to stay away from pharmaceuticals and other non-natural treatment options, seeing a chiropractor is for you. A chiropractor is often more affordable than a regular doctor as well.

If you are interested in trying a scraper and seeing how a chiropractor can help your injury, please call Integrative Chiro Center today. Their friendly team can help to determine things like the severity of your injury and how scrapers and other treatment options can help you. Call us at 205-637-1363.

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