Why Conventional Treatments for Chronic Tension Fail
Chronic muscular tension in the head and neck is a widespread problem but there’s an underlying issue which seems more problematic — most treatments for chronic tension just don’t last.
Most people who suffer with chronic tension usually turn to over-the-counter drugs first, and then to doctors who prescribe more serious painkillers if the drugs don’t work and symptoms persist. Tension and pain usually come back immediately after the drugs wear off.
Others seek help from chiropractors or try therapeutic massage to curb muscular tension problems, but the tension or pain relief they get is not long lasting. In the case of chiropractic procedures, which can certainly help, spinal adjustments cannot solve every problem. Indeed, when neuromuscular force imbalances exist that cause pain and tension it is highly likely that the affected areas must be rehabilitated through a combination of occlusal adjustments (to restore balance) AND any of several neuromuscular rehabilitation techniques. Chiropractors and massage therapists cannot do all of this, and you should plan on seeing them indefinitely if you expect to see lasting relief from these care providers.
Successful Chronic Tension Treatment Target Root Causes For Pain
At The Tyler Headache Center we can offer you a more comprehensive strategy for long lasting, or even permanent chronic tension relief. You will reveive treatment that is based on your unique chronic tension diagnosis.
The root causes for head and neck tension can differ widely from patient to patient. Therefore, every single patient we treat is given a customized course of treatment specific to their unique tension diagnosis. Regardless of the specific treatment protocols assigned, a normal course of treatment for head and neck tension is usually about 12 weeks in length. Treatment visits happen once a week and each treatment session lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Some of the treatment techniques we use to rehabilitate neuromuscular force imbalances and provide pain relief may include:
Manual Manipulation — increases blood flow, breaks up knots, decreases pain/inflammation.
Ultrasound — increases blood flow and heat to improve circulation in sore & strained muscles.
Electrical Stimulation — reduces muscle spasms & referral pain while stimulating the nerves.
Cold Laser — further reduces pain & inflammation and rehabilitates neurological pathways.
Neuromuscular rehabilitation is a proven way to achieve long term chronic head and neck tension relief without drugs, needles, or invasive surgical procedures. We rely on FDA-Approved, proven technologies for restoring balance and harmony to patients.
The time it takes to experience pain and tension relief varies based on the unique diagnosis of the patient, as well as the severity of their pain. Most patients begin to experience some pain and muscle tension relief immediately after the first treatment session. Other patients with severe chronic tension conditions may need additional treatment sessions to start seeing reductions to their tension and pain symptoms.
Finally, chronic head and neck tension patients have a real chance to get long lasting relief at the Tyler Headache Center. Once the neuromuscular force imbalances within you that produce tension and pain are exposed, Dr. Morgan can assign the appropriate treatment protocols for you and the healing process can begin. Are you ready to take back what the chronic tension has taken from you? Are you ready to restore the quality of life you once had and leave chronic muscular tension behind you?
We’re standing by at The Tyler Headache Center to help you put your chronic head and neck tension in the past, where it belongs.