A number of conditions causing head, neck and upper back pain may be successfully treated with therapeutic massage. These include Forward Head Posture, Military Neck, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Torticollis (Wry Neck), Whiplash in non-severe cases, cervical disk pathology with a doctor's approval in severe cases, and bulging cervical disc with a doctor's approval in severe cases, muscle strain and neuromuscular pain.
The back of the neck and across the top of the shoulders are probably the most common victim of tension as a result of stress. The specific techniques of neuromuscular therapy provide very effective tools to alleviate pain and tension in the muscles in this area.
Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.