Studies have shown that migraines and headaches can be related to myofascial restriction in the shoulders, neck and upper back. Most people suffer from some sort of myofascial restriction, which can be caused by inflammation, repetitive overuse, trauma, surgery or other factors. Neuromuscular massage treatments can be used to correct myofascial restriction and reduce the pain from headaches and migraines.
Neuromuscular Therapy aims to correct five main causes of pain:
- Ischemia – Blood supply to the tissues is restricted, which inhibits the flow of critical oxygen to the muscles.
- Trigger Points – Highly irritated areas of muscle can cause referred pain in other areas of the body.
- Postural Distortions – An imbalance of the muscular system caused by moving the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes. Longtime poor posture habits are the most common cause of pain from this element.
- Nerve Entrapment/Compression – Pressure on the nerves by bone, soft tissue or cartilage.
- Biochemical Dysfunction – An imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in a faulty movement pattern, such as poor lifting habits, computer keyboarding or bad body mechanics.
Each neuromuscular therapy session is tailored to your specific needs and individual goals.
The session will begin with a subjective review of your symptoms, defining a treatment plan in conjunction with the doctor’s recommendations, and a goal which we would like to reach.
For the body to heal, we must keep in mind that the muscles have developed into the condition they are in over a course of time. Therefore, it will take time to alleviate and treat the symptoms associated with myofascial restriction. With each consecutive treatment of medical massage, cold laser or any other treatment provided by Neuromuscular Solutions, we help your body further along the healing process. It is critical to stay consistent with your treatment, so that we can recognize factors that may be contributing to your discomfort and can achieve lasting effects and optimal results.
Please note that medical massage is not a substitute for medical attention. A patient should not receive medical message if not cleared by and/or prescribed by a medical doctor, or if the patient has sustained any type of recent injury. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in person, by e-mail or by phone.
Acupuncture is a type of therapy that uses specific points to enable the body’s energy or Qi to flow easily, allowing harmony and health to be restored when it has been out of balance due to stress, pain, tension, or trauma.
When the body is out of balance, the disruption of energy manifests itself as symptoms in the body, mind, and emotions. Acupuncture can help with acute, chronic, or recurring problems ranging from jaw, neck, back, and shoulder pain to migraines, headaches, PMS-related symptoms, and stress.
Not only can you experience relief from physical symptoms, but you also may experience a better sense of well-being and emotional balance improving your overall quality of life. This is our main mission.
We also support our patients with lifestyle, diet, and nutritional guidance.
What you can expect
Each acupuncturist has a unique style often blending techniques that may come from an Eastern or Western approach to medicine. To determine a customized treatment for you, your practitioner may ask you about your symptoms, behaviors, and lifestyle. Additionally, they will examine:
- Parts of your body that are painful
- The shape and color of your tongue
- The color of your face
- The strength, rhythm and quality of your pulse in your wrist
Your initial evaluation can take up to an hour and a half, and follow ups will take about one hour. The frequency of your follow up visit will be determined by the severity of your condition.
During acupuncture session
Points can be selected in all areas of the body and sometimes points will be selected far removed from area of pain or concern. Your acupuncturist will guide you about planned treatment and if you need to remove any clothing. You will be provided with a cover or sheet to preserve your modesty. You lie on a massage table for the treatment
Acupuncture needles are very thin and usually cause minimal discomfort. You leave them in for at least 20-25 minutes while you relax or fall asleep. There is typically no pain or discomfort when needles are removed. After an acupuncture session, some people report feeling relaxed, while others are more energized. Your results may vary depending on your condition.