Neck pain: Using Trigger Point analysis

Arm pain, Neck pain

When you have pain in the back of your neck, a lot of the discomfort comes from stiffness in the muscles themselves and some comes from Trigger Point referrals. Some of the neck muscles refer pain right to the neck while others refer symptoms away from the neck. Trigger Point analysis can help you understand […]

July 21, 2009

Healing from pain

Chronic pain, Healing, Low back pain, Neck pain, Pain relief

Imaging and breathing can be powerful tools for pain relief. At first Sukie B. was tense during her neck pain treatments and had trouble letting go. To help her, we worked on breathwork and imaging. She had learned in her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class about using the breath to reduce stress. I taught […]

July 19, 2009

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