I haven't had this yet...but learned from my PM that the Graston Technique is a new therapy to help with scar tissue...You might be a little sore and possibly have some bruising afterwards so please talk to them about
what to expect...you do some stretching first...then they perform this...then some more stretching and ice..
It is time consuming with one to two sessions a week for a few weeks..and takes a few sessions to see results..
Do you mean they are going to do the trigger point injections at the same appt as this?
This would be something to discuss with the Dr. as this to me is way too much for one day...they should be done on separate days...some time from eachother to be effective and not cause too much extra pain for you..
That is just my thoughts as your Dr. knows best I'm sure
but if it could help with some of your pain...it would be worth it..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
PM since 2006
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 2/3/2010 6:00:55 PM (GMT-7)