WHY SOFT TISSUE INJURIES OCCUR
When it comes right down to it, soft tissue injuries (especially FASCIA) occur one of two major ways (sometimes both). They are either traumatic or repetitive. Bear in mind that a traumatic injury can be an old injury. In other words, don't confuse the terms "Chronic" (it's been going on a long time) or "Acute" (it just started bothering me recently) with the highlighted terms below. It is also important to realize that this "tearing" of soft tissues is often at the cellular level. In other words, it's not like you tore a muscle in half. It's subtle --- not usually the kind of thing that is going to show up on MRI.
Bear in mind that you can get to the same place with either type of injury. And when it comes to either of these two types of injuries, there are all sorts of factors that affect the severity as well as the body's ability and time it takes to heal. Some of these factors are SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION, a person's WEIGHT, their level of fitness, their age, etc, etc, etc. Although I deal with lots and lots of traumatic injuries in my clinic, it is the chronic injuries that intrigue me the most. It's exciting to take patients who have had their problems for years (or even decades) and make huge changes in them --- instantly. To see what I am talking about, take a look at our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).