Head and Neck Pain and Injuries
Treating pain in the head and neck can be challenging, primarily because there are so many different conditions that can cause discomfort in those areas. These conditions can range from traumatic injuries, such as concussions or whiplash, to relatively minor issues, like sinus allergies or ear infections. While some practices treat only the symptoms, the Synergy Release Therapy approach strives to address the underlying reasons for your pain in order to prevent it from coming back over and over again. We begin by utilizing a variety of diagnostic methods to uncover the root of your discomfort. From there, our certified Synergy Physicians, Massage Therapists, and Rehabilitation Specialists will evaluate your individual body patterns so that they can develop a treatment protocol that advances your healing and maximizes your performance.
Many people are curious about what sort of issues our Synergy providers can address. Here are a few of the head and neck issues that we have successfully treated in our office:
- Cervical Spondylosis: An age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck, leading to compression of the spinal cord.
- Cervical Subluxation: A misalignment within the seven uppermost vertebrae of the spine, potentially affecting blood flow, nerve function and muscle tension.
- Concussion: A brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body which can cause headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
- Ear Infection: An inflammation of the inner, middle, or outer ear that will cause pain and may also cause a loss of balance.
- Headaches: These can include migraines (which cause sharp, throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches.
- Herniated Disc: When one of the soft cushions or discs between your vertebrae or spinal bones slips out of place, allowing the bone to impinge on the spinal nerve.
- Neck Fracture: A fracture, or break, in one of the cervical vertebrae, usually resulting from high-energy trauma, such as automobile crashes or falls.
- Nerve & Spinal Cord Injuries: Serious injuries to the spinal cord that are usually caused by a blow to the spine resulting in broken or dislocated vertebrae.
- Pinched Nerves in Neck: Compression of the nerves between vertebrae in the neck can cause numbness, sharp, aching, or burning pain, and muscle weakness.
- Radiculopathy: When a compressed nerve in the spine causes pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the nerve.
- Sinus Problems and Allergies: Chronic inflammation of the sinuses can cause pain and tenderness in the neck and head.
- Stingers: A neurological injury characterized by a shooting or stinging pain that travels down one arm, followed by numbness and weakness.
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia: Chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.
- Vertigo: A sensation of whirling and loss of balance that can be caused by a disease affecting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve.
- Whiplash: a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, not unlike the cracking of a whip.
If you suffer from one of these issues or something similar, we are confident that our comprehensive therapeutic approach can bring relief to your discomfort and get you back to a pain-free lifestyle. Check out our different Synergy Sports Wellness Therapies to learn more about what they do and how they may help with your injury.