Many people in our community deal with headaches and come to Nashville Neuromuscular
Center for help. The challenge with headaches is in determining the true source -- whether they are hormonal, vascular, or
musculoskeletal. The high percentage of headache cases we see are indeed musculoskeletal or what is commonly referred to as
"tension headaches." These headaches are typically a result of long term posture habits -- rounded backs,
slumping sitting postures, poor computer/work station arrangements, fetal curl sleeping postures -- positions which do not
support the weight of the head properly on the cervical spine and perpetuate a strain on the tissues. The minority of people
with headaches which do not respond quickly to neuromuscular therapy are referred out to medical doctors for appropriate diagnosis
and treatment for other potential causes.
If you are experiencing headaches, make an appointment for an evaluation
with the clinical massage therapists at Nashville Neuromuscular Center and let's see if your posture or neck muscles are causing
your discomfort. If it's musculoskeletal (cervicogenital) we can help you; if it's not, we can refer you to a reputable resource.
Regardless, we are on your team to get you to the help you need as expeditiously as possible.
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