Dr. Jake Simpson, Aria’s head clinic chiropractor evaluates and treats the entire musculoskeletal system rather than just the spine. Patient’s can be confident they will receive an accurate diagnosis combined with an evidence based comprehensive musculoskeletal health plan based on their specific condition.
We treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and disorders, most commonly back, neck and joint pain. Through Aria’s chiropractic methods, patients are treated with a drug-free approach that is tailored specifically to their own body’s needs. The most common chiropractic procedures include but not limited to spinal manipulation, myofascial release, laser therapy, decompression and electrotherapy. At Aria we have a 100% success rate in relieving pain associated with carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, knee tendonitis, and ankle tendonitis.
Dr. Simpson utilizes a comprehensive chiropractic approach to treat pain and inflammation in the body. These theraputic modalities include, but are not limited to the treatments below.
Chiropractic manipulations work hand and hand with soft tissue treatments. Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialist, therefore ignoring soft tissue problems would be ignoring half of the problem. Our soft tissue treatments including Graston Techniques and myofascial release techniques are designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue. Dr. Simpson can work to remedy injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, headaches, and back pain which are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Whether you are an athlete, laborer, stay at home mom, or secretary, we are all prone to over-using muscles at our jobs and in our daily lives. Overuse Syndrome is a common ailment in our society. With work duties, athletic events, and daily lives etc putting repetitive stresses on the same structures we often develop this syndrome. These stresses may not be painful, but as the body compensates for long term use of an individual muscle or group of muscles it begins the process of self-preservation and the soft tissue adapts and changes over time.
As scar tissue builds up, the following may occur:
Which then leads to the following:
Our body uses scar tissue extensively in the same way that tar patch repairs are added to fix small cracks in the road. When muscles, or other tissues, are overstressed or injured, our bodies use scar tissue as a patch repair. This is a natural part of the healing process. However, if the source of the injury is not corrected the tissue will accumulate too much scar tissue, which then becomes a problem. This is similar to when a road has been given too many patch repairs and is no longer smooth.
Myofascial release and the Graston Technique are not a massage, which is useful for decreasing muscle tension. Instead, the intent is to “resurface the road.” These techniques work out the scar tissue and helps the tissues to heal normally with long-lasting results. It is important to state the pain, numbness, or other symptoms may not resolve if the scar tissue is not broken up as well as the source of the tension discovered. Both of these can be accomplished by a careful exam and knowledgeable provider.