Dr. Jerod Bergman is now booking at ORGANIQUE for wellness chiropractic care appointments, which incorporate fascia treatment along with chiropractic adjustments.

In a recent New York Times article titled, “The Tissue That Connects Our Muscles May Be a Key to Better Health – Fascia is more important than previously thought. Here’s how, and why, you should care for yours,” it was reported that “researchers have discovered that the connective tissue (fascia) plays a vital role in how we function and is key to flexibility and range of motion… merging research suggests that caring for your fascia may help treat chronic pain and improve exercise performance and overall well-being.”

When answering the question of, “How does fascia get damaged?” the New York Times reported, “In 2007, an anatomy professor named Carla Stecco at the University of Padova in Italy found that fascia is alive with nerve endings. This means it can be a source of pain. The longer it is damaged or inflamed, the more sensitive it becomes.

When you’re sedentary for a long time, fascia can shorten, become overly rigid and congeal into place, forming adhesions that limit mobility, said David Krause, a physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic. Over time, inactivity can also lead fascia to reshape itself. If you spend most days hunched over a computer, the fascia surrounding your neck and shoulder muscles may change so that your posture becomes curved.

Fascia can also become damaged from repetitive movements, chronic stress, injury or surgery — becoming inflamed, overly rigid or stuck together. And it stiffens with age.

Finally, because it consists of a matrix of fibers, fascia that is too short, stiff or sticky in one part of the body can lead to pain and dysfunction elsewhere, by pinching or pulling in the wrong direction, Dr. Stecco said. The body can also compensate by changing the way it moves, causing other issues.”

To start taking care of your fascia, simply call, email or text to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bergman, then feel the difference!

Phone: 715-453-2699

Email: frontdesk@organiqueclinic.com

Text: 715-643-8664