Graston Technique in Center Point

Graston Technique in Center Point AL

Graston Technique and Chiropractic in Center Point Alabama

Lofton Chiropractic Clinic in Center Point provides the latest techniques and treatment options for all of your chiropractic needs. If you come in for an appointment for chiropractic in Center Point Alabama, we will talk to you about the specific types of care you need. We will recommend treatments such as the Graston technique to help you find the pain relief you need. Trust us to help you find the pain relief and improved mobility you need.

What Is the Graston Technique?
Many of our patients have benefited from the Graston technique. This is a unique treatment that can address a number of concerns many of our chiropractic patients need. It focuses on an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization process. It is a type of manual manipulation that is assisted by a medical device. In short, it can provide a higher level of care to you. This treatment is one of several pain treatment options we offer.

When Should Graston Technique Be Used?
Our chiropractor will talk to you about the benefits of using Graston Technique for your specific needs. It can work in a number of instances. Generally, its goal is to break down scar tissue. It can also help to stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers to speed healing and provide more advanced care to the areas you may need some help with. There are many instances in which this chiropractic treatment can be used including:

  • Cervical Sprains and Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Lumbar Sprains and Strains
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Achilles Tendinosis

What Are the Benefits of the Graston Technique?
Each person’s needs and outcomes will be different. Many people find benefits to the application of the Graston Technique. The advantages of this specific type of treatment may include:

  • A speedy recovery – many people see a faster recovery time after injury.
  • Rehabilitation and recovery may be easier, thus making it a bit more likely to be done by the patient on a regular basis.
  • It works to reduce inflammation - This can help to reduce the need for over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications.
  • It can help to reduce the pain and mobility concerns from chronic conditions - This may include conditions otherwise thought to be permanent.

Frequently Asked Questions about Graston Technique at Lofton Chiropractic Clinic

If you're currently plagued by pain and stiffness, you may have been told that a method known as Graston Technique might ease your symptoms. But how does this form of soft tissue manipulation work, and what can it really do for you? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject here at Lofton Chiropractic Clinic

  • What is Graston Technique?
    Graston Technique is an instrument-based method for freeing up soft tissues that have been immobilized by the accumulation of scar tissue. These collections of scar tissue, often the byproducts of old injuries, can "glue adjoining tissues to each other, painfully limiting your range of motion.
  • How does Graston Technique Diagnose Underlying Problems?
    Graston Technique makes use of specialized metal handheld tools. As our chiropractor gently runs the tools along the body, the tools will "catch" on areas where scar tissue has formed, guiding us to the underlying cause of your pain.
  • How does your chiropractor treat my condition using Graston Technique?
    The same tools used to detect scar tissue can also be used to break that scar tissue up. Our chiropractor rubs the tool over the area of scar tissue to release the tissue trapped underneath it. Larger surrounding areas may also be manipulated to treat any less-obvious scar tissue accumulations.
  • What can I Expect from a Typical Graston Treatment?
    You may experience a little discomfort and bruising from a typical Graston treatment, although our chiropractor can modify the amount of pressure at your request. The treatment area is usually stretched and iced afterward. Five or six may be prescribed over several weeks to convey the full benefits of this technique -- but you may notice significant relief from your condition about halfway through the treatment cycle.
  • Which Conditions might Call for Graston Technique?
    We may recommend Graston Technique for a variety of soft tissue conditions. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, Achilles tendonitis, back pain and neck pain. It can even prove useful for chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia.
  • How does Graston Technique Complement Chiropractic Adjustment?
    Graston Technique makes a natural partner for other types of non-invasive musculoskeletal treatment, including chiropractic adjustment. Mobilizing trapped tissues permits more comfortable and effective chiropractic adjustment sessions. It also naturally complements treatment to heal and loosen muscles, such as massage therapy and injury rehabilitation programs.

Learn More from Our Center Point, AL Chiropractor
Are you ready to lose that nagging pain and stiffness once and for all? Learn more about Graston Technique by calling our Center Point AL chiropractor at (205) 854-3008!


8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment Only

Lofton Chiropractic Clinic
1705 Centerpoint Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-3008