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Muscle Adhesion

Muscular adhesions or scar tissue in the muscles is the most common source of pain, weakness, and limited motion in the human body. It is unfortunately also the most under-diagnosed problem in the musculoskeletal system.  With expert treatment muscle adhesions (scar tissue in the muscles) can be reversed. 

Please watch this short video below to learn more about muscle adhesion.

You haven’t had any actual trauma or had any surgeries, so how did you ever accumulate any scar tissue?

Although bones can sometimes be misaligned or even fractured, the most commonly injured structures are the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Tendons attach muscles to bones, and ligaments attach one bone to another.  When these injuries happen, the bodies natural way to deal with soft tissue injuries is to lay down scar tissue (adhesion) and adhere soft tissue structures together thus creating more load for other structures. This creates more dysfunction, injury, weakness and scar tissue to form until the body has no other structures to load and starts to produce pain.

An adhesion is an abnormal area of dense collagen fibers.   Trauma (tear or crush) and hypoxia (sustained or repeated contraction) can cause adhesion.  Adhesion is identified via palpation as a focal area of reduced compression by an expert in soft tissue treatment.

So in other words adhesions can be caused by repetitively typing on a computer all day in a slumped posture, which can wreck havoc to the forearm muscles and back muscles.  Adhesions can also be caused by an injury to the specific area, such as a bad pull or strain to an ankle or hamstring.  Runners have constant pounding to the leg muscles, which can result in micro injuries and cause the formation of adhesions that eventually cause more problems.  Tennis players abuse their forearm, especially during backhand movements and can trigger adhesion formation and result in tennis elbow symptoms.

To learn more about the science behind the formation of scar tissue click in the following link:


Scar tissue is very real and causes the majority of the problems we encounter everyday with muscle pain and injuries.

When adhesion is present, it has to be physically broken down by a provider certified to find and fix adhesion in order for it to go away.  Stretching and exercise wont help!  Neither will a foam roller or a lacrosse ball.  These may make you feel good for a few hours or even a few days, but they are not long term solutions!

Adhesion is at the root of many common problems like low back or neck pain, sciatica, most tendinitis cases, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even headaches!

Unfortunately, if left untreated long enough, adhesion can lead to other problems like disc herniation, stress fractures, labrum tears, muscle tears/sprains/strains, and early arthritic changes.  How can that be?

Adhesion makes muscles work harder.  When muscles work harder they become overworked sooner.  Instead of the muscles absorbing most of your day to day activities, the body transfers the load into the cartilage, bones, and joints instead.  This begins a very bad cycle of chronic pain.  The sooner you fix adhesion the better!

With expert treatment scar tissue can be reversed.

At Discover Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic, Dr. Lambert has been certified through the Active Release Techniques for over 18 years.  He is also certified in the Integrative Diagnosis system for the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion.  Currently, Dr. Lambert is the only full body certified Integrative Diagnosis provider in the state of Michigan!  Integrative Diagnosis is fast becoming the premiere system for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

If you, or someone you know is continuing to struggle with pain, we invite you to call our office today at 616-956-1112!  Most patients have tried numerous providers before finding relief in our office.  If you have any questions, or not sure if we can help you or not, feel free to send an email to us at info@dchiro.com or request an appointment below.

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