How is “Soft Tissue” Related to My Chiropractic Care?

I am often asked about the relationship between soft tissue and joints. As a chiropractor, I adjust the joints of the spine to restore proper function to the body. With every case that walks through my door, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves are a component of what I treat - also known as soft tissue. So, you have hard tissue - bones and joints, as the controllers of the soft tissue.

Even though we are often lead to believe these things are separate, the truth is they all work together.

What does this mean for you? It means there are things you can do to your soft tissue to feel better in between chiropractic visits. Check out this link for pictures and brief explanations of the simple techniques you can employ at home to relieve tension in the soft tissue.

Make a commitment to your health today.

Stay well adjusted,

Dr. Dan

P.S. A bit of trivia and an answer to a common question: "What's that popping sound, Doc?"

Answer: Escaping gasses. The "popping" sound you hear when you get adjusted is caused by bubbles in the synovial fluid. Bubbles of nitrogen, a component of this fluid, can form in your joints. When those bubbles escape, in a process known as cavitation, they make a popping noise. When you crack your knuckles, you are forcing the nitrogen bubbles inside the synovial joint fluid out.