You awake one morning and go to stretch out…. But OUCH! There’s a dull, nagging ache in your shoulder. You can’t remember bumping it on anything. You didn’t exercise your shoulders or anything. Why is it hurting? You let it go, take an Advil, and go about your day. This goes on for an entire week, and the pain is not going away. You decide it’s time to get it checked out.
If you have been our office, another chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist that does any sort of soft tissue/muscle work, you have undoubtedly been told that you have some “scar tissue” building up, and it needs to be “broken up” to help relieve your pain. Sounds logical, right? Especially if you have a past injury in the area they’re working on. You know the cliché stories: I fell off a horse when I was 12, it’s an old high school football injury, my sibling knocked me out of a tree throwing rocks at me (ok, maybe that one is just me), but you get the idea.
But you HAVEN’T had an injury where you currently have pain. You woke up one day and you suddenly had pain and didn’t know why! How in the world could you have “scar tissue” there that’s hurting you!?