Do you ever wake up with a sore and stiff neck?
These areas have most likely been under increase stress/load over a period of time, possibly due to the increased hours you have been doing at your desk, or poor posture on the couch! In saying this, posture, correct activation and stabilisation of your neck and shoulders is unparalleled in reducing neck and shoulder pain episodes.
In the case of these presentations, we use a combination of soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling and exercise prescription, concentrating on fine movements with correct muscle activation. In acute phases a referral to your general practitioner may be required for the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory’s.
The aim and desired outcome from these treatments are:
It should be noted, pain or dysfunction throughout the jaw can also lead to neck pain and headaches. In some cases it is a causative issue that can predispose to a painful episode due to its close proximity.
If you or someone you know has ongoing neck pain or has experienced episodes of neck pain where movement has been limited, the above causative factors could be involved. Feel free to contact us to discuss how one of our Myotherapists could help resolve your neck pain.