Despite the extensive prevalence of injuries to soft tissue, today’s healthcare systems have not made them a priority. The reasons are endless but the main concern is that no single profession specializes in soft tissue injuries. Diagnosis for injuries of soft tissue cannot be made by today’s technology – such as metabolic tests and labs and MRI’s – as they only show more traumatic damage, such as tearing. And, regrettably, medications to treat soft tissues simply don’t exist. This all makes for an overall poor understanding of, and treatment protocol for, these types of injuries and related pain.
Our goal is to improve this lack of understanding. In our office the occurrence of soft tissue injuries are commonplace. We recognize soft tissue injuries as a widely misunderstood issue, and know how to diagnose and treat them. We take the time to listen to your story and integrate the significant data gathered from your history and exam to formulate a complete picture as to how your injury occurred and all of the tissues that are involved.
For example, if you’re having pain on the outside of your knee, a common place answer would be that you have an iliotibial band (IT Band) syndrome. But at the Back to Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Wellness Center, your answer may be that you have a sciatic nerve entrapment which is causing your knee stabilizers to be weakened. This weakness is creating an environment where your iliotibial band is being overworked which in turn is producing pain. The injury doesn’t begin at the iliotibial band. It ends there. If we treat the iliotibial band and not the sciatic nerve entrapment, the pain may be temporarily relieved but will return shortly after because the real problem has been overlooked. Our mission is to fix your injury from the source.
Our goal only starts with the treatment of your injury and pain. We also want to educate you in the process. We take pride in our ability to inform you on how you became injured. We want you to understand and be as much of a part of your treatment process along with us. And just as importantly, we want you to have all the essential knowledge and tools you need to prevent your injury from reoccurring in the future.