Myofascial Adhesion 101 - The Biggest Problem You Didn't Know you Had

The Problem You (And Almost Everyone Else) Didn't Know You Had

Have you assumed that your nagging pain is an inevitable part of life as you get older?

Have you tried many different therapies, medicines or exercise programs for your recurring pain only to have it worsen over time?

Has any doctor or therapist you’ve seen thus far been able to tell you the exact cause of the pain you live with day after day?

Our guess is that if you’re reading this post, they haven’t been able to. You’re probably frustrated that so many experts have failed you and have lost hope for a pain-free life.

But there is an answer as to why your pain exists and why your attempts to treat it thus far have not succeeded. In fact, the answer and the solution may strike you as surprisingly simple.

If your lifestyle has you sitting, standing or doing repetitive movements day in and day out, there is a high likelihood that you are suffering from a buildup of excess myofascial adhesion in the body.

Almost everyone does. In fact, it’s the most common condition in the human body.

What is myofascial adhesion and why have I not heard of it before?

You have! But you’ve probably heard it referred to as “scar tissue”. Adhesion is a product of our bodies’ natural healing process. Myofascial refers to the structures of our muscles and fascia - the material that lines all the soft tissues in your body.

Soft tissue develops microtears when we put it through strenuous repetitive activity. This can result in acute injuries like rotator cuff or ACL tears, or more commonly in wear and tear over time that we don’t notice as much, since the damage occurs slowly over time.
Soft tissue can also weaken and degenerate when deprived of oxygen, which can happen when we sit down or stand with poor posture for extended periods of time. When these structures are mashed together over time, our nerves, tendons, muscles and other tissues can become fused together by adhesion.

Both conditions - overuse and underuse - result in a buildup of adhesion over time, causing you pain and limited mobility. Despite being one of the most common problems in the body, adhesion goes undiagnosed a majority of the time by medical doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors.

How do I fix it?

With the help of a specialist trained in finding and fixing adhesion. Most doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors either gloss over or overlook completely the role that adhesion and soft tissue dysfunction plays in the patients they are treating, and their results reflect this.

Doctors certified in Integrative Diagnosis are trained specifically in the location and removal of myofascial adhesion. Dr. Mike is a certified practitioner of Integrative Diagnosis, the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocol for non-invasive treatment of myofascial adhesion and related pathologies.

If your doctor is giving you cortizone injections month after month, or your chiropractor is performing the same adjustment on you week after week, are you really making sustainable progress? If you’re still reading, we’re willing to bet you haven’t gotten the results you want and you’ve suspected that a better solution is out there.

How does the treatment work?

Integrative Diagnosis uses simple biomechanical tests to help pinpoint the affected structures so that the doctor can pinpoint the root of the dysfunction, and measure your progress over time. Through targeted manual and tool-assisted therapies, the adhesion is gradually “scraped” free from the surrounding tissue. The body’s natural inflammatory response restores blood flow to degenerated tissue and breaks down the adhesion over the course of several visits. With the proper understanding and technique, myofascial adhesion is among the most reversible conditions in the body. Most people find significant relief within a few weeks with regular treatment.

Why hasn’t anything else I’ve tried healed my pain?

Very simply, the answer is that other methods do not remove adhesion - thus they do not treat the root cause of the problem. Pain medications mask the pain but trick us into continuing to overload damaged structures, thereby extending and even worsening pain in the long run. Foam rolling and stretching are good preventative tools but aren’t targeted enough to isolate and remove adhesion. Surgeries create even more scar tissue and weakness and are generally an overly aggressive means of addressing a problem which can be dealt with without a single incision. Integrative Diagnosis and Myofascial Adhesion Release work in harmony with the body’s healing process and actually restore movement, function and health to damaged tissue.

Even if you’ve already received a diagnosis, undergone imaging, or even had surgery, we can help you address the cause of your pain once and for all.

You can read success stories from our patients just like you who have healed their pain and restored their ability to do the things they love here. If you’re interested in learning more about healing your pain, give us a call at 347 841 6076 or email us via karmachiropractic.com and schedule your free consultation today!