Neck pain is nothing to mess with. It causes stiffness, numbness in your arms, chronic headaches, and many other symptoms. There are many people who are suffering from this pain today. This happens for a variety of reasons, but there’s a very simple treatment that fixes all of these issues for you.
What Causes Neck Pain
Neck pain typically starts in the soft tissues of your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can also begin in your fascia, which is the connective tissue that’s responsible for holding your muscles together. This tissue will grow tight and short after you sustain an injury, causing your soft tissues to pull your bones out of alignment.
The compression you experience here will result in the deterioration of your cervical discs, impinge upon nerves, and cause shooting pain or numbness down your arms. When it pulls on your head you may even get a headache. The best way to fix these issues is with Rolfing.
Acute and Chronic Causes of Neck Pain
There are many reasons you may experience neck pain. Two of the most common reasons are:
- Accidents: When you’re in a car accident, you may experience whiplash. This occurs because the accident pushes your neck’s vertebra backward so you lose your neck’s natural curve.
- Poor posture: When you have poor posture, your head sticks forward because of how much it weighs. Unfortunately, nature didn’t design your muscles to hold this much weight. Nature designed the muscles just to help you turn your head. If your body is out of balance, these muscles need to work more.
Some people who study anatomy claim that your neck muscles are as important as your breathing muscles. Nature created these muscles to be used for survival (e.g., when you’re running for your life). When you continue to use these muscles to hold your shoulders up so you can get more air in your upper body and lungs, you eventually experience neck pain.
Treating Neck Pain with Rolfing
Inside your neck are 7 vertebrae and many layers of muscles. This means there’s lots of room for tension and maladaptation. Although you may feel the temptation to go get a massage or seek chiropractic care, this may not relieve the tension – especially if it’s something you’ve dealt with for years. While these treatment modalities may relieve the pain and improve how you’re feeling for the short term, it’s important to understand that your pain isn’t a result of weak muscles. It results from tension and misalignment that need to be corrected, which is why when you receive a Rolfing treatment, your neck’s suppleness, and mobility return.
Why You Need Rolfing
Rolfing is an easy, quick, and inexpensive way of treating your neck pain. It’s existed for several decades. Throughout this time, practitioners learned that releasing tension in your head, neck, and upper back is very helpful in treating any pain you may have in your neck.
Some people who’ve experienced a Rolfing treatment have discovered that a lot of the pain they’re feeling in their neck improved with the adjustment of their lower body. For instance, some patients have one leg that’s shorter than the other. Once a practitioner fixes this so your neck is level, the strained feeling dissipates. This is something that doesn’t happen when you see a masseuse or a chiropractor because they merely loosen your neck.
Williams Rolfing understands how amazing it is when the body heals itself because you remove stress. Since we all want our bodies to feel good, make sure you reach out to us. We look forward to helping your body regain its resiliency again.
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