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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Ellerbrock, DC

Adhesion??? Whats the big deal?

Adhesion is real, see the picture below. Its a big deal.

Showing up more and more commonly in the new research, the proof is concrete that extreme acute injuries as well as chronic inflammatory processes in our muscles and tendons promote adhesion formation. When pain, numbness or stiffness is present and your response is medication or 'living with it'..... adhesion will develop. In other words, while we know really bad injuries create adhesion, we have discovered that day-in, day-out repetitive movements and postures will deal damage to our soft tissues and eventually our joints and spine.

Adhesions actively decrease range of motion and strength, promoting faster degeneration of joints and spinal disc disease.

There is a way to detect and remove adhesions in the body. Integrative Diagnosis is the first complete system to achieve this. Providers are trained to accurately diagnose a patients problem completely. They are then trained to find and fix adhesion, to select appropriate strengthening exercises, as well as providing lifestyle management to help reduce future adhesion formation.

Below is two rows of pictures. The top row is proper healing, and the bottom row is improper healing that occurs when chronic overuse occurs in the tissue. The last picture on the right is the end result, and red = good healthy tissue and white = unhealthy adhesion, which is unable to contract or stretch.

Not being able to stretch or contract is very bad for a muscle, and very bad for your joints.

Do not let adhesion rob you of your ability to function and live pain free. Dr. Ellerbrock is fully certified and highly skilled in Integrative Diagnosis and capable of finding and fixing the adhesion that is holding you back.

Matthew Ellerbrock, DC, DACRB


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