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.