Neck Savior Muscle Therapy Can Help Headaches And Neck Pain With A Multi-Functional Use
Most people are using the neck saviour for traction, and it is good for this purpose. However, there is another dimension by using neck savior muscle therapy that can be very helpful for neck pain related headaches and sore muscles. The contact points are flexible, adjustable and can provide direct muscle therapy. The combination of pressure to sore muscles with mild traction and range of motion permits treatment of facet joint problems, especially those that are responsible for headaches.
The best way to explain this is from personal experience. I really think that this is a good product. While it only provides mild levels of traction, and this may not be enough to treat more problematic pinched nerves and disc problems, the combination of functions makes it great for many cervical spine conditions.
Because it is flexible, you can move your head through ranges of motion while under the mild traction. The 4 contact points provide an amount of compression to neck muscles and trigger points located near the base of the skull and the top of the trapezius muscles. This brings the neck savior muscle therapy technique into play.
Trigger points and sore muscles in these areas are often related to neck tension, headaches, postural strain and even tmj problems.
When I was doing some gardening, I chopped down at a root with a shovel. Well, I can’t say much for the root, I missed, but the force went directly to my neck. Lesson: look where your chopping. At least I didn’t hit my foot! However, I developed muscle spasm over the upper facet joints and then a classic cervicogenic headache, bad one.
This is a headache directly related to the neck and very often the joints of the upper part of the neck. I used a neck massager for a while and while it it felt good, there was just too much inflammation and it made the muscles hurt more. I did some self massage and mobilization without much result, just being able to locate and discern the problem better. Irritated facet joints and overlying muscle spasm, resulting in a bad neck related headache.
I have diagnosed this many times with patients and it usually responds well to adjustments and therapy. I have gotten pretty good over the years at adjusting my own neck, however, this would not budge! The muscle spasm or guarding was too intense. If I could just get some motion, I know things would start to loosen up and relax. Well, I just tried to relax as best I could and made it through the night, a rough night, and I woke still having the headache and neck pain.
So, I took the neck savior and used it in place of my pillow. The bottom contacts were at the top of the trapezius and the top points I used at the C2/3 facet joints. I relaxed, feeling the gentle traction, then worked the joints by rotating my neck to the left and right over the contact points. I did this for about 10 minutes, then moved the top contact points up to just under the base of the skull and just relaxed on it. I did not fall asleep, but my wife told me I was snoring.
Anyway, twenty minutes later, it was time to get up and I felt about 70% improved. I was then able to release the joints with a gentle motion. Very impressive and what a relief! So, I give the neck saviour a great rating. Using it with some imagination, the neck savior muscle therapy technique really helped. I like this product and I know Wes, the inventor and therapist, who is a great guy. It really does matter.