Deep Tissue Massage Therapy for Neck Pain as Discussed by a Chiropractor in Tallahassee, FL

posted by Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT

Does your neck hurt when you turn your head? Are you on an endless search for the perfect pillow to relieve your neck pain.  Many people are in the same annoying situation with an estimated 60% of americans suffering from some sort of ongoing neck pain or shoulder pain.  Many people also feel tense and aching shoulders as well.   Are you looking for relief? Then consider deep tissue massage therapy as a safe and gentle treatment for neck pain.

Some Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be attributed to a number of things, including:  poor neck ergonomics at sitting or on wireless devices, sleeping position (Stomach sleeping aggravates the neck and the surrounding ligaments and muscles), Text neck is neck pain from excessive staring at wireless devices/computers, workplace related poor ergonomics, whiplash caused by a car crash, sports injury, a slip and fall or even a blow to the head.  Many people inadvertently hit their heads like when they get in or out of a car.  Neck pain often triggers other conditions such as back pain or headaches as people often compensate to avoid the neck pain.  Deep tissue massage therapy is a time tested, healing therapy for neck pain.

Purpose of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy:

  • Increase blood flow to stimulate healing
  • Improve range of motion for the involved joint
  • Create body balance for improved posture
  • Release trigger points or adhesions
  • Flush toxins from muscle knots
  • Circulate lymph to trigger the body's healing
  • Stretch muscles to improve flexibility
  • Teach client optimal stretching techniques
  • Relaxation for better sleep

At Pragle Chiropractic we offer deep tissue massage therapy as well as gentle chiropractic treatments to not only relieve neck pain but prevent it from happening in the future.  Please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951 to learn more or book an appointment.