Is Myofascial Scarring Limiting Your Body’s Range of Motion?

Is Myofascial Scarring Limiting Your Body’s Range of Motion?

Trainer using roller to roll out and massage leg
Have you ever had a massage, only to find that shortly after, all those aches and pain come roaring back? There’s an underlying reason for it: myofascial scarring. The scar tissue in the muscles is still there, meaning the pain will keep returning. Further, it affects your movement, making it more difficult to complete daily tasks or live comfortably.

It’s possible to get relief from pain associated with myofascial scarring, however. It just takes the right type of treatment.

Myofascial release technique is an effective way to restore your muscles, tendons, and ligaments if you’re experiencing nagging pain. The expert team at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO supports patients suffering from myofascial scarring by delivering this restorative treatment. Through careful, personalized application, myofascial release technique could be the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to alleviating pain, tightness, or discomfort.

What is myofascial scarring?

Connective soft tissue is vital to your body’s function. Scar tissue buildup in between the fascia, nerves, and muscles following injuries is a direct burden to your connective tissue, causing excess strain on the body when affected areas are activated by movement.

This stress and strain causes the muscles to shorten and become less elastic. When muscles cling to each other instead of working independently, this is likely to cause major mobility and pain problems. The condition may worsen and affect nerve roots, leading to numbness and loss of joint function.

Myofascial release to alleviate stress

Myofascial release technique (MRT) is similar to massage, where gentle but consistent pressure is applied as the limbs are taken through their range of motion. What separates the two is how pressure is applied. MRT focuses specifically on areas with myofascial scarring. This is intended to break up the harmful scar tissue and facilitate the healing process. This deeper, more targeted massage is associated with many benefits including:

  • Increased blood flow;
  • Strengthened tissue through the breaking and reforming of fibers;
  • Increased range of motion;
  • Faster healing.

Many chiropractors offer MRT because of its long-term healing benefits. This treatment can be at the core of an individualized treatment program to address myofascial scarring. When combined with other non-invasive, natural treatments, chiropractic can be the solution you’ve been looking for in staving off consistent myofascial pain.

Chiropractic over massage

If you’ve found that the effects of a massage feel good but don’t last or aren’t effective at truly eliminating your pain, it’s time to start looking for answers elsewhere. Starting with myofascial release is a smart idea. A chiropractor could have the answers you’re looking for and may be able to provide the relief you’ve been seeking.

Myofascial scarring can be tricky to overcome, but not impossible. It’s time to take control of your health with chiropractic. The friendly team at Posture Works is helping patients in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO address their seemingly insatiable pain. Contact us today to learn more about how we leverage Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to diagnose and tailor treatment to myofascial scarring. Get your free consultation today!

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.