Neck Pain Relief with Myofascial Release
Neck pain comes in various forms. It can be described as constant or intermittent discomfort originating with the cervical area of the spine. The pain or stiffness can be located within the neck area. But it can also refer to areas near the head, shoulder, arms or other parts of the body causing pain, numbness, and loss of strength, muscle spasms and mobility.
Neck pain symptoms causes and signs
- Pain that’s often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer
- Muscle tightness and spasms
- Decreased ability to move your head
Source: Mayo Clinic
TYPES OF NECK PAIN INJURIES AND CAUSES
Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause stiffness, pain and restrict motion. Neck pain causes include:
- Muscle strains. Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
- Worn joints. Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
- Nerve compression. Bulging discs, Herniated discs or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves outing from the spinal cord. In some occasions the nerve gets compressed by the soft tissue tightness and cause neurological symptoms as arm pain, and/or numbness.
- Injuries. Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
- Diseases. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain.
Seeking Myofascial Release for Neck Pain Relief?
In general, Myofascial Release can help to remove the compression that restrictions can apply to pain-sensitive structures in the cervical region and associated structures that cause pain and dysfunction.
Here are the most common causes of neck pain with a brief explanation and how Myofascial Release can be a viable option for neck pain treatment.
Neck pain is a result of muscle spasm from the head being whipped forward and backward at high speeds such as in a car accident. Whiplash can also be associated with a stiff neck, headaches and difficulty moving or turning the head.
MFR decreases tightness and spasm of the muscles in the neck to restore mobility of the neck and eliminate pain.
Cervical and Lumbar injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. Since the spine bears most of the body’s weight, fractures and misalignment can cause excessive pressure and pain in the cervical and lumbar regions of the body.
MFR helps to alleviate tightness and restore motion and function by decreasing the pressure caused by tight connective tissues.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dehydration of the cushioning tissue or disc found between each vertebra in the spine, resulting from trauma or aging. This loss of the disc’s ability to provide shock absorption leads to either localized or radiating pain into the arms.
MFR decreases tightness and fascial restrictions surrounding the problematic discs and vertebrae to prevent further dehydration of the discs and alleviate pain.
Rupture of the fibrous material that makes up our disc, or the cushioning tissue found between each vertebra in the spine, resulting from direct trauma, heavy lifting, repetitive activities, or compression from tight muscles surrounding the spine. Herniated discs can cause neck pain, back pain, and/or radiating pain into the arms and legs.
MFR decreases tightness in the tissues surrounding the spine to prevent further herniation and decrease pain and symptoms.
Pressure and compression in joints resulting in inflammation and wearing away of the cartilage or “cushion” between joint surfaces creating pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis can be found in many joints of the body but is commonly found in weight-bearing joints such as hips and knees creating weakness and pain.
MFR decreases the tightness of tissues surrounding joints to alleviate pressure and compression in the joint. This can relieve pain, improve mobility of the joint, and prevent further wearing away of the cartilage.
Distension of the fibrous material that makes up the disc, or the cushioning tissue found between each vertebra in the spine, resulting from direct trauma, heavy lifting, repetitive activities, or compression from tight muscles surrounding the spine. Bulging discs can cause neck pain, back pain, and/or radiating pain into the arms and legs.
MFR decreases neck stiffness in the tissues surrounding the spine to prevent further herniation and decrease pain and symptoms. By providing more space in between the vertebrae as tissue release restrictions.
Neck Pain Relief is Possible
Regardless of what caused your neck pain, Myofascial Release can help to alleviate neck pain.
Wholistic PT offers Myofascial Release to help patients with neck stiffness relief and neck spasm relief. We understand it’s natural to exhaust all traditional medical treatments first when looking for a neck pain cure. We have discovered that once patients explore traditional medicine, or once they are given an option for surgery, those same patients look for alternative ways to relieve neck pain and spasms. Wholistic Physical Therapy has helped many patients suffering from various kinds of neck pain to find them much sought-after relief after traditional medicine did not help.
If you’re tired of the pain or don’t want invasive surgery and ready to explore a more holistic and whole-body approach, contact us today for a consultation for neck pain relief.
- Initial Evaluation & Treatment – $250
- 1-hour sessions – $125
- 1.5 hour sessions – $180
- 2-hour sessions -$ 240
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In cases where a patient has a chronic condition and/or multiple areas to work on, a longer session will offer extra time to address and treat the areas involved.
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