Isn’t Neuromuscular Therapy just for muscular pain?
No. While neuromuscular therapy is helpful for muscular pain, it can also help other pain and other conditions. Muscle imbalance can cause nerve compressions commonly known as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome, for example.
- Or nerve compression (secondary to bulging inter-vertebral discs) that causes numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.
- Or nerve entrapments, such as entrapment of the greater occipital nerve that leads to headaches.
- Neuromuscular therapy can relieve trigger points, whose symptoms include referred pain, tingling, burning, numbness, and hot and cold sensations to various parts of the body.
- Muscle imbalance can rotate vertebrae and reduce blood flow to and from your head, creating headaches.
- Neuromuscular therapy can help reduce the mechanical load on your joints so they don’t wear out so fast.
- It can reduce muscular pull on your spinal column that distorts its shape, reducing kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, and loss of normal curve.
- It can align your jaw and reduce symptoms of tempormandibular joint syndrome.
- Neuromuscular therapy has been clinically effective in reducing the exacerbation of symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, though it does not affect either disease process.
- It has been clinically effective in reducing the effects of certain types of spinal cord injuries (where the cord is not severed).
- And the list goes on…