Neck Pain and Neurosomatic Therapy
1. Neurosomatic Therapy demonstrates how neck pain develops due to the effects of postural imbalance.
2. The extensive postural analysis provided by Neurosomatic Therapy targets the causes of neck pain.
3. Structural injury/damage can be prevented or relieved with postural balancing.
4. Neurosomatic Therapy provides measurable results in alleviating neck pain.
You’re Not Alone
If you have neck pain, you’re not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has neck pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. For a vast majority of those with neck pain, no specific anatomical source of pain can be identified. This kind of neck pain is categorized by medical professionals as idiopathic, meaning, a cause cannot be determined. Our study of posture and its relation to pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction fills a large void in the explanation of neck pain and, we believe, is the key to understanding the soft tissue pain that is generally characterized as idiopathic.
Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for Neck Pain
With respect to neck pain, postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses sources of pain that are considered "structural" as well as purely muscular issues. For instance, postures where a spinal curvature, or Scoliosis, has developed predispose someone to experience a bulging or herniated disc (a "structural" issue) in the spine, causing neck pain. Postural distortion that is allowed to continue will likely cause the disc herniation to become worse. By correcting the posture and the curvature of the spine can remove the pressure from the disc that caused the herniation in the first place, quite often allowing the disc to migrate back to its original position, resolving the pain.
There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in chronic neck pain but, more importantly, recognizing the postural imbalance, which muscles are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.
Yogi Berra might have said it best – "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there." Or, as we say "You can’t hit a target that you can’t see". The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two facets of our work is a powerful tool in alleviating pain.