Head & Neck Pain Treatment in Kansas City
Are you experiencing headaches and/or neck pain? Have you had a recent concussion?
Headaches & 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. A concussion can cause a plethora of symptoms which should not be ignored, and if left untreated can have a lasting impact.
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. These are all accompanied by corresponding exercises.
Learn about chiropractic treatments for head and neck pain.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is one 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
The physical therapy Graston technique is one of the leading instrument assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.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
- Numbness and tingling down into the arm and hand, and arm weakness
Head & neck pain treatment in Kansas City
Physical THerapy vs. In-Home Exercises
Attending physical therapy regularly has been proven to improve the healing process. Your physical therapist will not only guide your home exercise program so it is appropriately addressing your dysfunction, but they will provide you with soft tissue treatments that reduce tension and allow for proper movement patterns.
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, our physical therapists can administer conservative treatments that will provide relief and will address the underlying issues causing the pain.
What causes pain in the back of the head?
There are a variety of reasons you may be experiencing pain in the back of the head. With a consult with one of our providers we can better develop a treatment plan to assist in your specific case.
I'm experiencing neck pain, nausea, headaches. Can a physical therapist help ?
Yes, our physical therapists can often provide relief through conservative treatment options and rehabilitative exercises.
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.