Tag: neck pain

The Jiffy Lube of Neck Fixing

The other night, I was hanging at home watching Al Madrigal’s comedy special, and he mentioned hurting his neck while sleeping. “As a man,” he said, “You have very few massage options.” I braced myself. Massage comes up in comedy from time to time, frequently in borderline offensive ways. I tend not to get riled up over these things, but…

Good News re: Massage and the Neck

A recent study¬†shows that therapeutic massage improves neck range of motion. 60 patients treated for neck pain received physiotherapy and kinesiotherapy. Half of the patients also received massage therapy. Both groups experienced pain reduction and improved function, but patients who received massage experienced greater mobility, demonstrating “a statistically significant improvement in the range of flexion, lateral bend to the right…