Do you have whiplash or other neck pain?
Persistent neck pain is common and stems from numerous causes — car accidents, sleeping in awkward positions, spending hours hunched over a computer, or even lifting something heavy.
Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused when the neck gets “whipped” forward and then backward (or vice versa). The muscles of the neck tighten in an attempt to decelerate or slow down the motion of the neck and head. Oftentimes, discomfort sets in 1-2 days after your accident and can linger for long periods of time.
- Neck pain and/or stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty swallowing
- Irritability & Fatigue
- Headaches or Dizziness
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Pain in the arms or legs, feet and hands
- Low back pain and/or stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Nausea or Ringing in the ears
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain in the jaw or face
These signs and symptoms may occur immediately or minutes to hours after the initial injury. The sooner the symptoms develop after the injury the greater the chance of serious damage.
Massage Therapy Can Help!
At Advanced Alternatives, we understand that your Neck Pain can be limiting and even mentally challenging. We’re here to help! Our massage therapists are skilled in injury rehab and pain relief. We have worked with numerous clients who have suffered for years and found relief through our customized massage techniques. We’ll review your overall posture and help unwind your pattern. We’ll start slowly and work with you to give you greater neck range of motion while helping to decrease your painful symptoms.
Why Choose Advanced Alternatives?
The following guidelines are for information purposes only. Seeking professional advice before beginning rehabilitation is recommended.
Massage therapy is one of the most effective therapies for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system. The trained therapists at Advanced Alternatives Massage Therapy use massage to help relax the muscles, increase and maintain range of motion, decrease stress and tension, increase circulation, and prevent and breakdown scar tissue formation.
Training in advanced modalities is particularly valuable when treating neck injuries.
Deep-tissue / Myofascial Release Massage, relaxes the muscles in the body through pressure and stretching. The massage therapist focuses on areas of the body that carry tension and feel tight or uncomfortable, and uses deepening pressure to release the tension and give an overall feeling of relaxation and loosening of stiff muscles. Myofascial Release helps to re-align the muscle fibers so your range of motion is restored.
Neuromuscular Massage, In this technique, the therapist applies moderate to deep pressure to the body’s “trigger points” – specific areas within a muscle that often feel painful to the touch when pressed. The idea behind NMT therapy is that it will release nerve compression (compressed nerves being the reason that the Neuromuscular trigger points ache when touched), and that the relaxed nerves in turn will help the body to release tension.