Trauma, inflammatory responses and surgical procedures result in scar tissue formation and tightness. This tightening compresses nerves and muscles resulting in chronic pain. Because this type of pain involves soft tissues and does not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, scans, etc.) the diagnosis and treatment usually involves medications or injections which provide temporary relief but do nothing about the tightness and restrictions which cause the pain. In extreme cases, surgery is performed to cut the tight tissue which unfortunately can also lead to more pain.
Myofascial release work balances muscle tension throughout the body. Progress is measured by a decrease in the patient’s pain and by an improvement in overall posture.