Neck – Chapter 3
Routine – 7 “Sprained neck”
Routine – 8 “Stiff neck”
Routine – 9 “Neck pain while turning the head 1”
Routine – 10 “Neck pain while turning the head 2”
The treatment of neck pathologies Neck pains are extremely common, second only to lower back pains. The role of the neck is to support the head while performing a very large range of motions, putting the muscles and ligaments under extra pressure. The cervical spine is also less protected than the thoracic and lumbar portions of the spine and may be subject to many injuries: Poor postural habits, postural deviations, mental stress, repetitive overuse, and major or minor injuries can all be the underlying causes for neck disorders. Most cases of neck pains respond very well to the Thai Acupressure treatment routines. Severe conditions involving serious cervical joint pathologies that do not require surgery would also respond well to the Thai routines, though therapeutic results may be slower and less certain. Choose one routine out of the four according to signs relevant to the Thai diagnosis (see diagnosis table), regardless of the western medical definition of the condition. Whenever the symptoms of your client match the symptoms described by one of the Thai routines, try using it and observe your clients reaction. If your pressure is welcome by his body, your treatment may give good results. If you notice any improvement, carry on.
Contraindications and warnings
Red flags If these symptoms are present, the client should be referred to a physician for evaluation.
Routine 7 - "Sprained Neck" (page 58)
Routine 8 - "Stiff neck" (page 60)
ROUTINE 9 (PAGE 62)Neck pain while turning the head 1
Routine 10. “Neck pain while turning the head 2”Neck pain while turning the head 2