INJURED FASCIA AS A MECHANISM FOR CHRONIC PAIN
I spend a large portion of each day in the office dealing with Fascia. Fascia is the tough membrane that surrounds muscles. If you have spent much time in the kitchen, you have probably seen Fascia when you are preparing meat. Despite the fact that it is cellophane-thin in many areas of the body and does not show up with advanced imaging techniques such as MRI or CT, it has the ability to wreak havoc in the body. When Fascia is injured (this happens either repetitively / posturally or traumatically --- OR BOTH), it tends to lose its ability to stretch and elast. For more information on how this works, please visit our FASCIAL ADHESION PAGE. I also have numerous BLOG POSTS on Fascia which are helpful in understanding its role in both Chronic Pain and CHRONIC DISEASE.
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).