Spinal Decompression with No Machine?

The goal of spinal decompression is to take the load off of the discs in your low back or neck. This can help take away neck pain, low back pain, and numbness/tingling in your hands and feet.  At Phipps Soft Tissue and Spine, we treat the adhesion to naturally decompress the spine.  Muscles that crosses a joint […]

Can You Really “Work Through” the Pain?

The short answer is maybe, but eventually it will catch up with you.  I have many patients that come in and say they can usually work through the pain but this time it will not go away.  This response indicates to me that they never actually worked through the pain.  Their body compensated by loading […]

Can Foam Rolling Remove Adhesion?

Foam rolling is a great way to warm up before exercise, but it will never remove adhesion. I am a big fan of foam rolling as a warm up.  It will warm up your muscles and prepare them for exercise.  However, you should never use foam rolling as a method of relieving pain or improving range of motion. […]

To Brace or Not To Brace For Impact?

If you have already been involved in a car accident, it’s important to be evaluated as soon as possible. Once more serious injuries like fracture, dislocation, or disc herniations are ruled out, it’s important to have your neck and back evaluated by a chiropractor. Early treatment can reduce your chances of experiencing pain later down […]

5 Quick Tips to Reduce Injury During a Car Accident

This article will provide you with simple tips to reduce your chances of being injured during a car accident (especially rear end collisions). 1.  Always have your headrest properly adjusted. Ideally the top of your headrest should be level with the top of your head. If your headrest is too low, your head will extend […]

Part 3: How to diagnose and treat adhesion?

Part 3 of 3: Click here for part 1 and part 2 After understanding how adhesion forms and what it can lead to, we can now focus on how to treat and reduce adhesion.  Adhesions are diagnosed and treated by a skilled certified provider.  Adhesions can’t be broken down by foam rolling or massage. There are two main methods of […]

Part 2: How can adhesion lead to pain?

Part 2 of 3: click here for part 1 In part one, we covered how adhesions form, but how can adhesion lead to all of the following problems? Neck pain Low back pain Disc injuries Carpal tunnel Tennis elbow Golfers elbow Headaches Plantar Fasciitis Adhesions can create abnormal movement of a joint resulting in pain. The easiest […]

What are adhesions and how are they limiting you?

There are two main pathways for adhesion formation:

Acute conditions, such as pulls and tears. This requires actual trauma and the body repairs the damaged tissue with adhesions. This is more commonly called scar tissue.
Hypoxia (low oxygen) pathway is the most common generator of adhesion in muscle. This will occur without you knowing it and can occur from repetitive motions or from standing or sitting in sustained postures. If a muscle doesn’t get adequate oxygen it will trigger adhesion formation.