Therapeutic Massage Therapy is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and bio-mechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
As we age, neck bone and joint pain can be caused by the wear and tear of tissues and joints. Neck pain can have many causes, but most of these are not serious conditions. Neck muscles can be strained or pulled from poor posture or even from sleeping in an awkward position. Over time, normal wear and tear or arthritis can also lead to neck pain. Certain injuries can lead to bone and joint pain in the neck, as well as nerve compression in the area, causing one to seek neck pain treatment.
Therapists use a variety of movements to assess for sites of irritation. Sometimes patients may test negative, but this does still not rule out nerve irritation, in these cases, a more refined assessment along the entire path of the involved nerve may be needed. Precision Neural Mobilization is an approach to identifying and treating various mechanical disorders of the nervous system.
When a compression or entrapment occurs, whether acute or chronic, edema and fibrosis are two of the most common consequences.
When nerves are exposed to fibrosis they lose their necessary capacity and capabilities to slide, bend and move around and through the various bodily tissues in which they traverse.
When a nerve loses this ability to move, it becomes subject to the further insult of compression and traction during normal everyday movement.
When this happens, these are precisely the people that come to our office requesting our help.
The pain of whiplash is often hard to ignore. The symptoms may include:
Pain decreased the range of motion and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
Pain or stiffness when moving your head to look over each shoulder.
Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.