Neck pain: A Neuromuscular Therapy treatment

Back pain, Headaches, Muscle information, Neck pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Pain relief

Treatment of posterior neck pain in my Boston area Neuromuscular Therapy center always begins with the suboccipitals. For anatomical drawings of the muscles in the following treatment protocol, refer to Neck pain: Understanding the posterior muscles. To treat the suboccipitals, pressure is held for 8-12 seconds under the skull with fingertips or thumbs to soften […]

July 18, 2009

Neck pain: The case of Sukie B.

Headaches, Neck pain, Shoulder pain

When Sukie B. came into my Neuromuscular Therapy center near her hometown southwest of Boston, her neck pain was chronic and so bad that any kind of exercise hurt. Sometimes it made her nauseous. Even walking with her arms swinging could cause a flare-up. It was becoming a real problem at work. She had taken […]

July 12, 2009

Chronic headache pain: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Chronic pain, Headaches, Jaw pain, Neck pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Shoulder pain

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about chronic headache pain? If medical reasons for headaches have been ruled out, the cause is probably muscular Trigger Points. Examining the muscles in the neck and shoulders usually turns up at least one cause. But finding unhealthy muscles with Trigger Points is only targeting the symptoms. […]

May 15, 2009

Chronic headache pain: Treatment of Melinda W.

Chronic pain, Headaches, Jaw pain, Muscle information, Neck pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Scoliosis, Shoulder pain, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

In the case of Melinda W., I found a scoliosis and lower limb length inequality (LLLI) that were tilting her shoulders, causing tension in the jaw (TMJ) and neck musculature and giving her chronic headaches. I recommended trying a heel lift to level her out, and she scheduled a TMJ evaluation at a major Boston […]

May 14, 2009