At Starkwood Chiropractic, we are proud to be among the best chiropractors in Portland. We have over 30 years’ combined experience using chiropractic treatments to heal patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches. Nearly every major nerve passes through the spinal cord. These nerves send signals to your brain that affect organ function. If your spine is damaged or misaligned, those nerves can become pinched and constricted and will not be able to send signals or receive signals as effectively.
Among our specialties here at Starkwood Chiropractic is the ability to heal damaged or inflamed tissue with our soft tissue therapy. Soft tissue includes things like muscle, fat, nerves, tendons, blood vessels, and other structures that connect, support, and surround your organs and bones. When you are wounded in a car accident or some other physically traumatic mishap, your soft tissue can suffer extensive damage. Oftentimes, the most extensive soft tissue damage will occur in your muscles, ligaments, and joints.
When your soft tissue is damaged, the body naturally begins to heal it, creating scar tissue. Scar tissue is the fibrous matter that replaces damaged skin and muscles. It is weaker than your normal skin and tissue and more prone to future injury. While scar tissue is meant to reinforce a wounded or damaged area, in some cases it can actually restrict movement and cause considerable pain.
Our chiropractic doctors are trained to deal with soft tissue damage and scar tissue. Using a form of deep muscle massage, we can alleviate the pain and tension in your muscles and diminish any scar tissue that is present. Soft tissue therapy will also make it much easier for us to perform a chiropractic adjustment. When your muscles are relaxed, there is less pressure on your joints and bones, which means we can successfully manipulate them.