Occipital Neuralgia Therapy. All content courtesy of Stephen Dunn

Occipital Neuralgia Therapy

Hey guys, what’s up? It’s Stephen here from CORE Therapy and Pilates. I wanted to answer a question real quick that someone posted in the group. The last time someone asked a question about occipital neuralgia and I wanted to just go over that real quick. Occipital Neuralgia Therapy is basically a nerve that comes right out of here and as the nerve comes out back here in the back of the head it comes and wraps all the way around the front and what happens most of the time it’s a scenario where it’s compressed. It’s compressed whenever you’re in this position here and most everything we talk about and work on in here is to create space by bringing the head back over the spine and length. But what that also means that the shoulder blades have to be in the right position and the low back has to be in the right position because what I find most commonly is that when people start to bring their head back they actually just arch their low back forward…

Watch the video to learn a 10-minute exercise routine to learn more about Occipital Neuralgia Therapy. Work on your posture, use a towel to stretch your neck where that occipital nerve pops out of the back of the neck, and learn a few basic neck and spinal stretches…


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Stephen C. Dunn, MPT, COMT, PMA®-CPT

Co-Owner/Physical Therapist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
Certified GYROTONIC® Instructor

“I opened my business after 3 years of working at the typical ‘PT mill’ with juggling 3 to 5 patients an hour.  So my clinic is now based on NOT being typical and the first step is spending time with each patient.  So I chose to offer one on one, hour-long appointments to address reaching the goals of each individual.  This allows me to learn about the body on each visit in a continuous assessment and treatment progressive approach.  With the home release program and awareness training, I teach patients to empower themselves to improve.”

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