Why neck pain? Can massage therapy help?
Neck pain is a general term for a wide range of symptoms, and possible underlying causes.
The culprit? Perhaps a relentless tight trapezius muscle causing a broad band of tension from your shoulder right up your neck to the base of your skull. Or a rotation in your spinal vertebrae, causing you sudden discomfort when you shoulder check. Or the, painful, throbbing muscles at the base of your skull – relentlessly holding on while you type away at your computer.
Neck pain is, or can be, as varied as the people suffering from it. So it can be helpful to determine the root cause in order to relieve it in a way that creates real and permanent change.
Neck pain can be a sign of stretched, compensating, compromised tissue that is adapting to something else going on in your body. Structures adapting by stretching and distorting will tell your central nervous system they are in trouble. This is often the cause of pain.
Your trapezius muscles may be screaming to you because they are being forced to stretch as a result of your shoulders being rolled forward toward your chest. This is often from working with your arms in front of you every day.
Those balls of tension at the base of your skull may be crying out because they are being forced into working extra hard to hold your head up in response to another force in your body pulling your head forward.
Who is qualified to cure neck pain?
This is where a Vancouver Registered Massage Therapist can be of service. A well trained RMT will see your body with educated eyes that decipher causes from symptoms.
To just work on releasing tension in those painful muscle groups will give you welcome relief, but only temporarily. It’s like giving the painful muscles a vacation, but them forcing them back to a job they weren’t designed to do.
RMT’s here at Broadway Wellness enjoy uncovering and working with the root cause of pain, taking the load off your painful neck muscles in a more permanent and structural way.
Your neck pain may require some work releasing the connective tissue in your sternum, and opening up your diaphram. This will take the pressure off those over-worked and tired muscles you experience, generally, as neck pain.
The manual therapy offered by an educated RMT can be a highly effective tool in moving you through and out the other side of your neck pain.
Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic on the Broadway Corridor. It was founded in 2004, and is focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists. Broadway Wellness also offers Registered Acupuncture, Reflexology, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor. Broadway Wellness is located at 610-2525 Willow St. In June of 2023, we will move across the street (West Broadway) to the North East Corner of West Broadway, 900-777 West Broadway.
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