Welcome to Mission Valley
For most musculoskeletal pain and injuries, abnormal motion-biomechanics and soft tissue dysfunction must be properly treated in order to eliminate pain and achieve long lasting permanent results.
My goal is to fix your problem so it will never come back, not just provide temporary pain relief.
Any limitation or restriction of movement, whether arising from the joints or the soft tissue structures (ie. muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments) must be identified and effectively treated.
The effects of injuries, trauma, or repetitive strain can produce restrictive dense scar tissue which can build up over time, creating pain and limiting normal movement patterns. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely.
As scar tissue builds up, muscles and soft tissues become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.
As we move, each body part moves in conjunction with each other. Therefore one body part can affect another (regional interdependence). This is why one dysfunctional area like the shoulder can produce pain in the neck. In addition, if a nerve is trapped within a short, scarred muscle, you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
In conjunction with spinal adjustments, manual therapies like Active Release Techniques are utilized to address altered biomechanics and the soft tissue component of most musculoskeletal pain. By doing so, we eliminate pain, restore normal functional movement and reach a permanent correction.
Back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma and many other conditions can be effectively treated.
At your first visit I will explain the science behind how chiropractic and Active Release Techniques work, and give you a full evaluation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. If there is a good fit, we can develop a plan of care that is specific to your condition and health goals.
If you would like to receive personalized answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment, please email or call 619-295-2225.
Dr. Mark Rawlings, D.C.
Mission Valley Family Chiropractic
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 309
San Diego, CA 92108