Cranial facial pain is pain associated with a diagnosis above the shoulders, including head, neck and jaw pain. It is often associated with chronic headaches, neck pain, TMJ disorder, balance issues, concussions and trigeminal nerve pain.
Craniofacial pain is typically caused by trauma such as an accident or sports injury, poor posture, overuse issues or repetitive habits like typing or overusing a computer mouse, dental work, and cervical spine and shoulder surgery.
Craniofacial pain can be constant, becoming a chronic pain.
If you are experiencing any type of pain above the shoulders, it’s important to talk to your physician so that you can get the necessary treatment.
Atlas Therapy is the only clinic of its kind. How does Atlas Therapy treat patients?At Atlas Therapy, we go above and beyond the traditional treatment methods, such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation, by combining hands-on manual and trigger-point therapies with traditional physical therapy.
Trigger points are responsible for much of the craniofacial pain that people experience.
We provide manual therapy techniques, personalized exercise programs and lifestyle training – all focused on relieving head, neck and jaw pain. Therapists provide specialized treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient.
It’s also about changing the way patients act outside of therapy. Postural re-education, strengthening and stretching contributes to a lasting outcome.
How have patients responded to the therapy offered by Atlas Therapy?We have become an outlet for patients that only had medication to turn to in the past. We have solutions to some of the most elusive and difficult medical conditions associated to the head, neck and jaw.
Typically, we like to see improvements after a couple of visits, but relief for patients with chronic pain may take longer.
· Therapists from Atlas Therapy will be offering community members and healthcare providers information on the treatment of chronic craniofacial pain at an upcoming Family Medicine Seminar Series at
On Thursday, August 15, we will be holding a presentation at the Galen & Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium at
Community members can RSVP by contacting Jessica Bird at 814.234.6738 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the upcoming Family Medicine Seminar Series: The Treatment of Chronic Craniofacial Pain, visit mountnittany.org.