Ready to put chronic head & neck tension behind you?
Chronic tension in the head & neck muscles results from the adverse interaction of neuromuscular forces in the body. These forces — also referred to as bite force imbalances — can be manipulated to restore range of motion and get you pain-free. Restoring harmony through neuromuscular rehabilitation makes sense because it doesn’t take long in most cases, and the protocols are inherently non-invasive. Treatment is highly successful for most patients.
Chronic tension sufferers can expect to experience relief from tension and pain after just a few weekly visits, but a completed treatment course (often between 2 and 3 months of weekly visits) could get you free from head & neck tension for good.
CALL US at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center to get diagnosed and treated for your unique chronic head & neck tension condition. Let us help you break free — once and for all.
Beneficial Head & Neck Tension Treatment Protocols
Our chronic head & neck tension treatments offer patients a natural and effective way to achieve lasting relief from tension. Dr. Robison will help you to fully understand the diagnostic results and explain the treatments best suited to you. Our treatment protocols are drug-free, needle-free, and non-invasive.
Below we outline some frequently used treatment modalities for chronic head and neck tension. These procedures are FDA-approved, proven technologies for achieving pain relief:
Manual massage techniques are used as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation of your chronic head & neck tension condition. Trigger points are sub-dermal areas of tension and pain that can be manipulated to decrease to pain intensity and muscle tension.
Finding those knotty trigger points in the head, neck, and shoulder areas is particularly important when a chronic tension issue coexists with headaches or migraines. Blood flow should be increase to those areas to decrease inflammation and pain and promote swifter healing.
Cranial Electrical Stimulation
Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) introduces a low-level electrical signal into the musculature and can be applied to specific locations in varying degrees of intensity. An Alpha Stim Unit is used to deliver a microcurrent with a unique waveform that interacts with the bioelectricity in the body. This procedure can reduce pain and intensity over time.
Electrical stimulation is a physical medicine modality is well-suited to chronic head and neck tension patients because the electrical signals reduce muscle spasms and referral pain to other areas of the body. Electrical stimulation alters the pain signals sent to your brain and even promotes nerve stimulation.
Ultrasound of the Muscles
Ultrasound technology is used to deliver sound waves into the muscle tissue. Using an ultrasound device offers several key benefits to those who suffer with chronic pain conditions.
Ultrasound treatment actually feels quite pleasant. Some describe it as akin to a gentle, warm massage. Ultrasound applies heat and increases blood flow which in turn aids in returning proper circulation to muscles that are sore or strained.
The ultrasound device sends sound waves into the muscle as deep as 5 inches. This makes it easier to treat the identified trigger points without physically penetrating the epidermis and muscles.
Cold Laser Treatment
Cold laser technology is used to treat trigger points with infrared. The photons act on the muscle tissues to encourage faster healing. Low-level cold laser application has the ability to considerably reduce pain and inflammation.
Cold laser is a good choice for headache and migraine patients, chronic head & neck tension patients, and works well for many other neuromuscular conditions because it can aid in the reconnection of neurological pathways.
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Orthotic Devices
Rehabilitation orthotics are used to solidify the long-term success of our treatments. A rehabilitation orthotic is a device placed in the mouth in order to to guide the bite over time to where we need it to be. The goal is to return the muscles of the mouth and jaws to their proper resting positions.
When certain muscles get overworked it can create a state of force imbalance within the mouth. This has far-reaching repercussions and can cause pain throughout the entire Stomatognathic System. It can even cause headaches and migraines over time. Harmony must be restored to achieve pain-free function again.
We use rehabilitation orthotics to do just that. He makes occlusal adjustments to your orthotic device periodically throughout treatment course. The bite is literally trained to achieve the optimal position. The breakthrough treatment protocols we employ here at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief center are only offered by trained neuromuscular dentists like Dr. Robison.
It's time to end chronic head & neck tension -- long-term.
Can you remember a time when you lived completely free from head and neck tension? Dr. Robison’s treatment protocols may help you to resolve the issues of chronic head and neck tension that have stayed with you so long — and sooner rather than later.
First we diagnose your chronic head and neck tension with great precision. The diagnostic exam is done in just one visit to our office and results are communicated to you immediately. Every single chronic head and neck tension patient is dealing with unique root causes — specific neuromuscular force imbalances. These can be corrected through a customized chronic tension treatment plan designed just for you. Everyone has unique force relationships that cause pain and tension, and so it is that every patient is treated uniquely.
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