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Neck pain has many causes and can be consistently helped with John F.Barnes’ myofascial release (MFR) therapy.

Whether from stress, a whiplash injury, disc problems, poor posture from texting, using your mobile phone, computer work or driving, myofascial release therapy can give you relief from neck pain and stiffness so you can be more productive at work and enjoy yourself at home and play.

Persistent neck pain

is common and stems from numerous causes — car accidents, sleeping in awkward positions or spending hours hunched over a computer. It is a common misconception that neck pain is related to abnormal cervical spine curvature. However, the most common causes of neck pain are sprain (injury to the ligaments of the spine) and strain (injury to the spinal muscles). Neck sprain may occur after a neck injury that causes forcible stretching or tearing of the soft tissues of the neck, such as a contact sports injury or whiplash from a motor vehicle accident. Neck strain may also occur as the result of postural or repetitive stress (overuse), often related to sleep position or poor standing and sitting posture. Ongoing pain related to neck sprains and strains occurs as a result of soft tissue inflammation and swelling.

Doctors often recommend anti-inflammatory medicines, but these drugs frequently don’t provide enough relief. People with back and neck pain aren’t usually satisfied with what they get from their doctor, so they are looking around for something that works.

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical treatment. In fact, the lifetime prevalence of a significant neck pain episode ranges from 40 to 70 percent. But you don’t have to let your neck pain become a constant problem, myofascial release therapy treatments can help you manage pain, especially if you are suffering from neck pain long after a neck injury has occurred.

Neck pain often occurs with back pain, and the symptoms are similar. Symptoms of neck pain may include spasm, stiffness, muscle discomfort, limitation of movement and headaches. Neck pain can occur suddenly (acute) or be constant (chronic); an acute injury can lead to chronic pain and loss of range of motion, if left untreated. Myofascial release therapy is a noninvasive alternative to prescription medication commonly used for treating neck pain. Myofascial release is a manual therapy that uses hands-on manipulation of the muscles and other soft tissues to relieve muscle tension and reduce stress.