Scar tissue is the result of over-use or under-use of your body. It finds its way into joints (the area between bones) and into muscles. Scar tissue can form after an accident, as the body attempts to heal you, or from chronic poor posture or even repetitive movements. Scar tissue is harder than healthy tissue and as it accumulates will decrease your flexibility. This is why most of us loose flexibility as we age! To make matters worse inflammation can get trapped in the scar tissue and hurt! Chiropractors remove scar tissue and inflammation improving flexibility, getting rid of pain and helping you stay healthy and young!
The chiropractor uses spinal manipulation to address scar tissue and inflammation in the joints, found between the bones. Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is used to address scar tissue in the muscle. Please see our A.R.T. page for a description of this technique.