Head & Neck Treatments in Kansas City
Are you experiencing headaches and/or neck pain?
Neck Pain can be caused by stress, muscular tension, lifestyle factors, poor posture, disc irritation, and irritated nerves. Neck pain is often the result of inefficient neurological stabilization strategies unless acute trauma has occurred. Poor breathing strategies require certain muscles of the chest, shoulders, and neck to over activate causing pain within the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.
Possible Treatments for Head & Neck Pain
Common treatments for neck pain vary depending on the causative factors. Evidence-based treatment protocols are vital for long-lasting beneficial effects. Leading soft tissue therapies for the neck include A.R.T., Dry Needling, and Graston.
For other treatment options, you may be interested in learning more about physical therapy for head & neck pain.
Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) are some of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Dry Needling is the process of using a thin needle inserted into a trigger point to relieve a contracture within a muscle.Learn More
Conditions We Treat
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are often the result of tight muscles and restricted joints within the neck and upper back. Stress, lifestyle factors, posture can all lead to tight muscles that effect headaches and migraines.
Symptoms of Neck Pain Can Include
- Sharp pinpoint pain
- Muscle spasms
- Limited range of motion or mobility
- Lack of energy
- Chronic fatigue
- Numbness and tingling down into the arm and hand, and arm weakness
Head & neck treatments in Kansas City
Chiropractic Care vs. In-Home Exercises
Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the neck for the reduction of neck pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long-lasting soft tissue results.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have pain in back of the head at the base of the skull and neck. Can you help with that?
Yes, We treat many individuals who suffer from pain in that region. We would love the opportunity to chat with you and help work with the tissue to help relieve tension.
What causes pain in the back of the head?
Pain in the back of the head can be caused from a variety of issues. Some of the most common causes include tightness in the shoulders, neck, and back as well as joint immobility in the neck.
Visit your local F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.